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Mammawof10
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   Posted 1/31/2017 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Dry eyes so bad after surgery, Dr said it's a condition, well I didn't have before
It's so painful with the burning aNY HELP

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 1/31/2017 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a eye wash, when mine gets bad..

My dr had perscribed patanol or pantanol eye drops, and they were great but my plan did not cover it well.

Also of course, stay well hydrated..i have read that our body is 80 per cent fluids

Lj

Kim-Young, Fairport, NY
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   Posted 2/1/2017 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
20% of our vision is through the outermost water covering our eyes. Dry eye is significant. Last year I was able to cure my dry eye with non-preserved eye drops and most importantly Omega-3 oil. On my eye surgeon's orders, in order to qualify for eye surgery, I had to ingest as much Omega-3 capsules as I could stand. Go for flax oil, not the Omega 3-6-9 fish oil. I am a hobbyist cosmetic formulator so I researched the heck out of the subject. Chia oil and ahiflower oil are even higher than flaxseed oil; on par are borage and evening primrose oils. I made my own face lotion, eye cream, & lip balm using high Omega-3 oils. Get thee to a health food store or all are available on amazon. - the surgeon was so impressed with this oil that he now recommends it too all of his patients.

Hi, Kim, and welcome! Your link was selling a product which is against forum rules so I removed it. I'm glad you found things that help you but no selling is allowed on this forum. Thanks!

Sherrine

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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/1/2017 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Mammawof10, and welcome! There is medication for dry eye. It's called Restasis and it's made from cyclosporine. You should see an ophthalmologist and, if you do have dry eye, this could be prescribed and you would be far more comfortable.

My last dog had dry eye and I had to put cyclosporine drops in her eyes daily. She was just fine and stopped rubbing her eyes.

There also is an illness called Sjogren's Syndrome. People with this have dry eyes and dry mouth too. If you have both problems, there is a Sjogren's Syndrome forum here on HealingWell that could help you.

But do see an opthomologist about your dry eyes. That is really important. Let us know what happens because we do care about you.

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Mammawof10
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   Posted 2/2/2017 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your replies, does the dry eye ever go away or get better

Ljm2014
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   Posted 2/2/2017 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine definitely improves at times..but if i am going into a flare it gets worse..just using an eye wash a couple times a day is a big help, but sherrine gave good advice about the restatsis .. I have never tried it but have heard about it

You can definitely do better😊

Sherrine
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   Posted 2/3/2017 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if it goes away but you can get relief from the symptoms. You should see an opthomologist to get the right treatment for this problem. There seems to be several different causes of dry eye so you need to know which you are dealing with. One of the simplest causes is you might be taking a medication that is causing the dry eye. So check out symptoms of your medications. If that's the cause you doctor could just switch to a different medication without that side effect.

Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic explaining everything. It's several pages long and also lists treatments for dry eye. Hope this helps you.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-eyes/basics/definition/con-20024129

Sherrine
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mhwilson
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   Posted 2/7/2017 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed chronic dry eye over the last few years, and it has been attributed to my FM. My eye doc suggested I try Omega 3's to help. I have taken them on and off, but no change (probably due to the on/off, lol. But they are horse pills, and I take 4 at a time) I have used drops from my eye doc in the past, the ones designed for dry eye, but they have never given me much success. Best of luck, and I hope you find what works for you. Wish my post were more positive. You can talk to doc about Restasis, which did work great for my mother. My doc wouldn't try it until I tried other options first.

cilly
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   Posted 2/8/2017 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I was using Thera tears ,it helped .
Then I found clear eyes redness relief which helps burning .

I apply just once a day.

It has helped but I have chronic eyes because of lupus and fibro.

In past I used systane .
Cilly
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