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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@xsk8er

systane eye drops work best for me. Once in morning once at night before bed. They are much better. I can use more as needed but that usually only an occasional time during the day especially when windy.

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@xsk8er I have dry eyes also and just got a recall on my phone about eye drops made by Altieri pharmacy . There is a batch that is unsterile . Dont know what kind of drops these are just made by this pharmacy

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@lioness

@xsk8er I have dry eyes also and just got a recall on my phone about eye drops made by Altieri pharmacy . There is a batch that is unsterile . Dont know what kind of drops these are just made by this pharmacy

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T U again! I guess it makes sense to put preservative free drops in refrigerator. Never thought of that. I do keep my vile for 1 or 2 days since I do not use it all! Guess that is counterproductive? Again, when it comes to meds, I always think less is more. However, I have proven that theory to be wrong and yet I always feel I need to experiment first.

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I use Restasis twice a day. My brother-in law, an ophthalmologist, said to use Sistane in between or Zaditor which he said to refrigerate.

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@tennisgolf

T U again! I guess it makes sense to put preservative free drops in refrigerator. Never thought of that. I do keep my vile for 1 or 2 days since I do not use it all! Guess that is counterproductive? Again, when it comes to meds, I always think less is more. However, I have proven that theory to be wrong and yet I always feel I need to experiment first.

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@tennisgolf I have used my preservative free drops for years . I dont keep them in refreg. or throw vial out till empty . I just recap it make sure not to touching the tips . .

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@lioness

@sue225 I have used a preservative free eye drops for my dry eyes . This works pretty well for me . Refresh Optiva

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What I like about Refresh Celluvisc is the 1% Hydroxypropl methylcellulose. Optiva has .5%.

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Good evening @sue225, please help me understand why the Hydroxypropl methylcellulose in Refresh Celluvisc is so important? Thanks.

Be healthy and happy.
Chris

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@sue225

What I like about Refresh Celluvisc is the 1% Hydroxypropl methylcellulose. Optiva has .5%.

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@sue225 Do you find this gives a more comfortable eye drop last longer ?

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@lioness

@sue225 Do you find this gives a more comfortable eye drop last longer ?

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Maybe. It is a more viscous eyedrop. Just the one my dry eye seems happy with.

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@artscaping

Good evening @sue225, please help me understand why the Hydroxypropl methylcellulose in Refresh Celluvisc is so important? Thanks.

Be healthy and happy.
Chris

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Not sure it's so important. But my dry eye likes it. The 1% makes for a thicker consistency eye drop. In the 70's, the very first eye drop I used was Isopto Tears 1% which was the same formulation.

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@maryy
I've had dry eyes for years due to 9 eye surgeries from the age of 3 onward. I found that Similasan dry eye relief eye drops are soothing. However, because of lung problems I have in the last 3 months have started running a vaporizer and found my dry eyes have gone down exponentially! If you all have one, just try running it and see if it helps. Be sure the unit is clean.

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@trixie1313

@maryy
I've had dry eyes for years due to 9 eye surgeries from the age of 3 onward. I found that Similasan dry eye relief eye drops are soothing. However, because of lung problems I have in the last 3 months have started running a vaporizer and found my dry eyes have gone down exponentially! If you all have one, just try running it and see if it helps. Be sure the unit is clean.

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@maryy yes, vaporizers are good. Moving to Ireland is also good for "moisture seekers". The other helpful suggestion from my old opthalmologist was to wear swim goggles at night when you sleep. Keeps all the moisture in. Definitely helps. Soaking the eyelids with a hot compress helps if you are also prone to blepharitis. Helps to unblock the glands.

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@sue225

Maybe. It is a more viscous eyedrop. Just the one my dry eye seems happy with.

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@sue225 Thats my one eye it needs more to be happy . I will look into this Celluvisc I through my insurance get the OtC so will check to see if they have them .Thanks

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@trixie1313

@maryy
I've had dry eyes for years due to 9 eye surgeries from the age of 3 onward. I found that Similasan dry eye relief eye drops are soothing. However, because of lung problems I have in the last 3 months have started running a vaporizer and found my dry eyes have gone down exponentially! If you all have one, just try running it and see if it helps. Be sure the unit is clean.

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@trixie1313 I have to use it also in summertime as in SOCAL the humidity is in the 30 or lower so I use it in summer or when the Santa Anna winds blow

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@sue225

@maryy yes, vaporizers are good. Moving to Ireland is also good for "moisture seekers". The other helpful suggestion from my old opthalmologist was to wear swim goggles at night when you sleep. Keeps all the moisture in. Definitely helps. Soaking the eyelids with a hot compress helps if you are also prone to blepharitis. Helps to unblock the glands.

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@sue225: My ophthalmologist said I probably don't completely close my eyes while asleep. To help my eyes from drying, I wear sleep eye mask at night! I'll try swim goggles to see if it would work better. Thanks!

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@ew100

@sue225: My ophthalmologist said I probably don't completely close my eyes while asleep. To help my eyes from drying, I wear sleep eye mask at night! I'll try swim goggles to see if it would work better. Thanks!

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The goggles fit tightly providing a perfect seal around the eye. You will find in the morning drops of moisture that have accumulated on the inside of the lens.

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