Dry eyes

Posted by maryy @maryy, Jun 10, 2019

I have dry eyes due to sjogren’s syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?

@ccunning

My ophthalmologist prescribed Restasis, which helps a lot

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I also have (autoimmune VKH disease, which inflames the choroid.

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@tennisgolf

I had cataract surgery in one eye. I elected not to have same ophthalmologist do the other eye because my new eye now has a pupil larger than in the other eye (I think from stretching during surgery) and I have a very slight eyelid droop (again from a tool he used). He told me he had trouble dilating my eye prior to surgery (but later on, he denied he said that ?!?). THE GOOD NEWS IS MY DISTANCE VISION HAS DEFINITELY IMPROVED and the surgery was not painful. But, with regard to your question on dry eyes – I use a computer daily for many hours. I use drops (Systane and others). But what I want to mention is the BRUDER EYE PADS. The Dr. suggested them and I find them to be very good. The mask (eye pads) has granules in it; you put it in the microwave for 14 seconds. Then (it cannot be TOO HOT) put them over you eyes for 5 minutes. I think they help and I believe the heat opens the tiny blood vessels in your eyelid which simulates tears. (NOW, I MAY NOT HAVE EXPLAINED THat CORRECTLY, BUT I DO THINK THEY HELP). Best wishes, "GolfandTennis".

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I've listened to a site from 2 ophthalmologists…. they say Dry Eyes actually comes from blocked (Mobian ?) glands… they secret OIL all along and just inside both eyelids.
look into that …… ( Ithink that is where your getting the benefits of the Bruder Eye Pads.. It helps loosen the blocked oil glands…. there are from 25-30+ along each eyelid…..but if they have already atrophied or started to, you'll need more help.

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@kwm

I've listened to a site from 2 ophthalmologists…. they say Dry Eyes actually comes from blocked (Mobian ?) glands… they secret OIL all along and just inside both eyelids.
look into that …… ( Ithink that is where your getting the benefits of the Bruder Eye Pads.. It helps loosen the blocked oil glands…. there are from 25-30+ along each eyelid…..but if they have already atrophied or started to, you'll need more help.

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you can find Visuals fro the eyes (and any parts of the body) on Pinterest and many other sites…. even 3-D Virtual… too cool.

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@kwm

I've listened to a site from 2 ophthalmologists…. they say Dry Eyes actually comes from blocked (Mobian ?) glands… they secret OIL all along and just inside both eyelids.
look into that …… ( Ithink that is where your getting the benefits of the Bruder Eye Pads.. It helps loosen the blocked oil glands…. there are from 25-30+ along each eyelid…..but if they have already atrophied or started to, you'll need more help.

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Yes I have MGD. there are two types. I had Lipiflow twice. First time helped a lot for about a year. Second time didn’t. Bruner mask and omega 3, drops an lessen screen times is my new normal.

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HI my husband does he just had cataract surgery one month ago, and never had bad eyes of dryness, he' a surfer and sun person , fishing all outdoorsman, come to find out he started getting major light sensitivity! Doctor said due to cataract in rt eye, had it out put an expensive lens in, NOW the light sensitivity is worse!! doc said he has dry eye syndrome, gave him gel drops to use 2 x day. He cant even walk to beach, look at TV ?? THIS HAS BEEN
going on for 7-8 weeks now, not sure we are getting anywhere ! so frustrating, the whole summer has passed almost, and he is suffering
with eEXTREME LIGHT CANNOT TAKE IT, everything in his eyes are fine, no growths, glacoma, no retina issues, nothing !! anyone have any answers???

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@sunny1971

HI my husband does he just had cataract surgery one month ago, and never had bad eyes of dryness, he' a surfer and sun person , fishing all outdoorsman, come to find out he started getting major light sensitivity! Doctor said due to cataract in rt eye, had it out put an expensive lens in, NOW the light sensitivity is worse!! doc said he has dry eye syndrome, gave him gel drops to use 2 x day. He cant even walk to beach, look at TV ?? THIS HAS BEEN
going on for 7-8 weeks now, not sure we are getting anywhere ! so frustrating, the whole summer has passed almost, and he is suffering
with eEXTREME LIGHT CANNOT TAKE IT, everything in his eyes are fine, no growths, glacoma, no retina issues, nothing !! anyone have any answers???

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@sunny1971 Welcome to connect.I have been sensitive to light in the house and sunlight.I have drops to use but have to wear dark sunglasses and a hat when I go out. Even before my cataract surgery Talk to your eye Dr but I don't know of anything else can be done This is all mine suggested to me

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@sunny1971

HI my husband does he just had cataract surgery one month ago, and never had bad eyes of dryness, he' a surfer and sun person , fishing all outdoorsman, come to find out he started getting major light sensitivity! Doctor said due to cataract in rt eye, had it out put an expensive lens in, NOW the light sensitivity is worse!! doc said he has dry eye syndrome, gave him gel drops to use 2 x day. He cant even walk to beach, look at TV ?? THIS HAS BEEN
going on for 7-8 weeks now, not sure we are getting anywhere ! so frustrating, the whole summer has passed almost, and he is suffering
with eEXTREME LIGHT CANNOT TAKE IT, everything in his eyes are fine, no growths, glacoma, no retina issues, nothing !! anyone have any answers???

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Hi @sunny1971, I just had my right eye cataract surgery last Friday and I'm still a little sensitive to light. From what I've read it's common for a few days after the surgery and can also last a couple of months. Here's some information I found on the link below…

"Light Sensitivity
Again, sensitivity to light after cataract surgery is considered quite normal if it lasts for a couple of days. If your eye remains light sensitive for more than a few days, getting a professional opinion is a much better option. Sometimes, you might need to wear sunglasses even for a few months before sensitivity to light is completely gone. Prolonged light sensitivity can also serve as a symptom of some other underlying issue like a higher degree of inflammation. This is when you might get a prescription of eye drops for its treatment."
Cataract Surgery Complications to Look Out for: https://irisvision.com/cataract-surgery-complications-to-look-out-for/

Was your husband prescribed multiple eye drops to use daily for the first 4 weeks or so after surgery?

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@johnbishop

Hi @sunny1971, I just had my right eye cataract surgery last Friday and I'm still a little sensitive to light. From what I've read it's common for a few days after the surgery and can also last a couple of months. Here's some information I found on the link below…

"Light Sensitivity
Again, sensitivity to light after cataract surgery is considered quite normal if it lasts for a couple of days. If your eye remains light sensitive for more than a few days, getting a professional opinion is a much better option. Sometimes, you might need to wear sunglasses even for a few months before sensitivity to light is completely gone. Prolonged light sensitivity can also serve as a symptom of some other underlying issue like a higher degree of inflammation. This is when you might get a prescription of eye drops for its treatment."
Cataract Surgery Complications to Look Out for: https://irisvision.com/cataract-surgery-complications-to-look-out-for/

Was your husband prescribed multiple eye drops to use daily for the first 4 weeks or so after surgery?

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@johnbishop I'm sorry that I neglected to wish you luck last week John. How'd the surgery go for you? I mean besides the light sensitivity which will or should dissipate.

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@johnbishop

Hi @sunny1971, I just had my right eye cataract surgery last Friday and I'm still a little sensitive to light. From what I've read it's common for a few days after the surgery and can also last a couple of months. Here's some information I found on the link below…

"Light Sensitivity
Again, sensitivity to light after cataract surgery is considered quite normal if it lasts for a couple of days. If your eye remains light sensitive for more than a few days, getting a professional opinion is a much better option. Sometimes, you might need to wear sunglasses even for a few months before sensitivity to light is completely gone. Prolonged light sensitivity can also serve as a symptom of some other underlying issue like a higher degree of inflammation. This is when you might get a prescription of eye drops for its treatment."
Cataract Surgery Complications to Look Out for: https://irisvision.com/cataract-surgery-complications-to-look-out-for/

Was your husband prescribed multiple eye drops to use daily for the first 4 weeks or so after surgery?

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@johnbishop Hi John glad your surgery went well A couple of days to a week should do it When I was little I had the measles My Mom told the babysitter not to let light in the room she forgot and opened the blinds hence light on my eyes wore glasses all my life till my surgery but still do with my now Glucoma and M.D.

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@rwinney

@johnbishop I'm sorry that I neglected to wish you luck last week John. How'd the surgery go for you? I mean besides the light sensitivity which will or should dissipate.

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@rwinney and @lioness — The cataract surgery went really well. Still not liking doing the multiple eye drops 4 times daily for 4 weeks and wearing an eye patch at night for the first week but I can't complain. I see much better with my current prescription and no longer need the computer glasses. I can actually use the computer without the glasses but the glasses make it much sharper for now. I wear the ugly wrap around sun glasses they gave me at the clinic but they do the job 🙂

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yes he was prescribed all the stuff that goes with the cataract healing, but never saw this coming of cant even look at TV!! we are surfers. we know to where hats, sunglasses, sunscreen the whole deal, but this has gone on so long, i cant understand why he is so sensitive, today a little more ray of breakthru, it seems he could go out for a short while in the sun , with of course major sun shades !!

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@sunny1971

HI my husband does he just had cataract surgery one month ago, and never had bad eyes of dryness, he' a surfer and sun person , fishing all outdoorsman, come to find out he started getting major light sensitivity! Doctor said due to cataract in rt eye, had it out put an expensive lens in, NOW the light sensitivity is worse!! doc said he has dry eye syndrome, gave him gel drops to use 2 x day. He cant even walk to beach, look at TV ?? THIS HAS BEEN
going on for 7-8 weeks now, not sure we are getting anywhere ! so frustrating, the whole summer has passed almost, and he is suffering
with eEXTREME LIGHT CANNOT TAKE IT, everything in his eyes are fine, no growths, glacoma, no retina issues, nothing !! anyone have any answers???

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Check out Dreyehealth on YouTube. He has two different posts about dry eye, informative guy!

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