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Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Minor help: Try applying plain eye ointment into each eye prior to sleeping. This will coat the eye and protect it during your worst part of dryness. ...Read more

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Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision can be due to need for new Rx, dry eye, diabetes, etc. If just due to dry eye, use warm compresses/gentle massaging of eyelid margin to help improve tear film stability; non-preserved artificial tears (Retaine is very good) 4-6x per day; increase omega 3 intake; see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "Lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation,  use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Dear eye experts/ ophthalmologist:for evaporate dry eye, i can't do warm eye compress. Would washing and massaging eyes 5 min in shower be equivalent?

Dear eye  experts/ ophthalmologist:for evaporate dry eye, i can't do warm eye compress. Would washing and massaging eyes 5 min in shower be equivalent?

Maybe: The warm compresses may be used in the shower. I feel that it is the abrasive action of the washcloth combined with the detergent action of the baby shampoo that improves the blepharitis. Try this out and see. For the evaporativ dry eye, use a good artificial tear for lubrication. Keeping the blepharitis under control will help the dry eye. ...Read more

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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glare from cataract: The glare is most likely due to the cataract. As light goes through the cloudy lens it get scattered causing the glare. ...Read more

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Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Serum tears: There are many otc and rx drops that work best for different sources of dry eye (as mentioned in the other answers). One of the best, though, is for severe dry eyes to make tears from your own serum. Blood is drawn, allowed to clot, centrifuged, diluted with saline, and given back to the patient. In cases that do not respond to the available treatments, this option should be discussed with md. ...Read more

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What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? 
I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

BAK Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride is a common preservative in eye drops, including artificial tears. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people if the tears are used frequently. Try preservative-free single use vials of ocular lubricants and you should be okay for frequent dosing. Another alternative are these new electronic misting devices to spray a little cloud of clean water in your eyes. See EyeMD. ...Read more

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Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Dry Eye: It usually is not a good idea to self diagnosis. If you have dry eyes then that should be treated either with tears or punctual plugs or what your eye dr feels is best. He can measure the amount of dryness and treat accordingly. Contacts hard or soft are not really the problem and hard contacts can produce other issues. ...Read more

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Ideveloped dry eyes (only left eye)with use of laptop.doc told me to blink eye more often&prescribed alernil-o,ofolacin-dx aqualube drops.Is it cured?

Likely not a cure: Most dryness is chronic but the use of lubricating drops will take care of the symptoms and any possible damage. If the problem is simply dryness, you do not need that combination drop which includes an antibiotic. Over the counter lubricating drops should do fine. Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. ...Read more

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Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Best eye drop : Systane and refresh are both excellent brands but the preferred particular product depends on each individual's needs and preferences. ...Read more

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Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read more

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