I went to a new eye doctor this morning and thanks once again to my good diet and my taking of supplements, I don't need new lenses. It's been 3 years.
The reason for this thread is I wanted to ask you if you've been told the skin cells on the outer part of your eyes are depleted. I guess that can come from fibro just like sjorgens can. Sjorgens is a dry eye condition. I have that too. I asked what the worse is that can happen in having depleted skin cells on the outer part of the eye and she told me a person can more easily get an eye infection.
I now have to clense my eyelids everyday and use a better over the counter eye drop. I was using artificial tears and I guess there are eye drops that are better than that. I'm glad I didn't use Visine. She said that wouldn't be good for the dry eye condition because it contains a chemical. I also have to hold a wet warm compress to my eyes twice a day. The good news is this condition can improve. Yeah!
Has anyone else been told to do these things? If so, do you remove your eye makeup with the lid cleaner wipes? (I've been using Maybelline eye makeup remover all these years.) Do you use the lid soap (less expensive) rather than the wipes? The pharmacist told me to use the lid soap on my fingertips?
So much to learn, but I always remind myself learning is a good thing.
Thanks for listening.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, multiple chemical sensivity, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, ADD, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, headaches. The only medication I take is ibuprofen at night to sleep along with my supplements for sleeping. I am on a regiment of different supplements, I eat very nutritiously, and ever since my injury years ago I have been doing prescribed stretches x2 daily.
Post Edited (almost medfree) : 7/19/2012 2:43:51 PM (GMT-6)