How do you deal with 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?

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@marye2 I'm glad you explained I was trying to figure out how to hold ducts and apply eye drops lol

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My eyes very dry udung xiidra does help n systane drops during the day. Often wake up need to use eye wipes or warm compress never use warm wash cloth 2nd time always use clean one. Good luck eyes are important keep clean n use drops

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@ellen307

My eyes very dry udung xiidra does help n systane drops during the day. Often wake up need to use eye wipes or warm compress never use warm wash cloth 2nd time always use clean one. Good luck eyes are important keep clean n use drops

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Dear Ellen I have the same problems as you. I am now 83 but still have most of my sight. So do not worry to much. Of course I cannot drive a car any more but I can watch television (the boob tube) so all is still good. Continue to see your opthomalogist and we can still smile because it could be worse. I appreciate whatever is left on my plate. Your eyes must be beautiful to look at. For the best of life. Peach

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@lioness

@marye2 I'm glad you explained I was trying to figure out how to hold ducts and apply eye drops lol

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Dear Lioness it is good to see how you are still there helping others and it is appreciated. Peach

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@peach414144

Dear Lioness it is good to see how you are still there helping others and it is appreciated. Peach

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@peach414144 Thanks I try I have the dry eyes M.D dry kind and will see my opthalmologist in Aug. I can tell they are a little worse now A friend told me to wipe my kids with baby wash It's surprising how much that helps clean them that's my latest tip 😉 I use a q tip dip in the baby wash the rinse using same to rinse very clean feeling Glad your doing so well we are all pain warriors I'm 78 in Oct so catching up lol

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@lioness

@peach414144 Thanks I try I have the dry eyes M.D dry kind and will see my opthalmologist in Aug. I can tell they are a little worse now A friend told me to wipe my kids with baby wash It's surprising how much that helps clean them that's my latest tip 😉 I use a q tip dip in the baby wash the rinse using same to rinse very clean feeling Glad your doing so well we are all pain warriors I'm 78 in Oct so catching up lol

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My ophthalmologist prescribed Restasis, which helps a lot

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@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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@libertyusa

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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