I have dry eyes due to sjogren's syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?
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Extremely helpful Christine, thank you. I use a hot face towel for me eyes. At night I put the face towel in chamomile tea‼️
Natural remedies are very popular as is eastern medicines for easier eye issues. The tough ones are what they are…one thing at a time…my best, Marianne
My eye doctor had me make eye drops from my own blood which does really seem to help. You need to keep the drops in the freezer and use them 4 times a day.
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How? He drew your blood, making eye drops from it?
I think that person is being facetious. I can't imagine why he/she felt the need to be sarcastic on this site. There is no way a doctor would have someone make their own eyedrops from their own blood and put them in their eyes four times a day.
Yes. I went to the hospital and they did a a blood draw. They had me eat before I came in. The technician then took the blood and separated the blood from the plasma and made the drops. They are put into tubes that hold about 3 drops. You need a dedicated scissors to cut the tubes and you need to use alcohol to clean both the tubes and the scissors every time to eliminate the chance of infections. The plasma is rather thick and coagulates kind of keeping your eye protected.
Hope this helps.
My husband, who has an organic chemistry background believes that the plasma emulsion improves wetting and reduces evaporation, as well as being safe versus something like polyethylene glycol, which is dangerous with similar characteristics.
Could you please tell me the name of the hospital and where it’s located as well as the name of the doctor, I need their help for my badly dried eyes . Thank you very much, God blessed you
I am in Rochester NY. The hospital is Strong Memorial. My doctor is Dr. Hindman at the eye care center in Canandaigua NY. 585-394-2020
Thank you very much and God Blessed you
@christinebuchar. This sounds very odd. How did you do this?
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