Dry eye

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Been diagnosed with dry eye. Thought it was cataract. Advised to use eye drops and towel press. Any further info appreciated. Ive had blurring on and off.

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    Bring your eye drops with you everywhere and always make sure you have more than enough. I only use preservative free eye drops because you can get problems with the drops with preservative in. I also have preservative free eye wash which I use regularly because you are more prone to corneal abrasions with dry eyes. So if you get something in your eye rather than rub it, get the eyewash out. Air conditioning can dry out your eyes as well as a lot of heating. When I am in a car I have to move the fan away from my eyes. I think I heard that omega 3 fish oil supplements are good for dry eyes. Obviously swallowing them, not putting them in your eyes!
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    If you find eye drops are causing infections, I find sterile drops useful. You open them up in packs and dispose daily.

    When starting at a computer, phone screen etc. your blink rate reduces causing dryness. Try sitting with a hot drink (tea, coffee etc.) to moisten the air around your eyes.

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    The no preservative individual dose eye drops are good since there won't be any contamination.

    I was diagnosed with chronic dry eyes years ago and use Restasis (prescriptive drops) twice a day. I also use over the counter during the day.

     

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      I put in new eyedrops last night and this morning that gravelly feeling is not there. Feels a whole lot better. I also did the hot compress last night. Hope fully all this may stop the intermittent blurring. I'm also learning to consciously blink my eyes whilst on smartphone or staring at the t.v.

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      Yes, sometimes there is a little blurring when first inserting the drops. As long as it goes away soon after not usually a problem.
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      Important to look around more and not stare at something for too long, especially computer screen. Dry eyes can be affected by AC and fans blowing directly on the eye. I've been advised to avoid ceiling fans directly over me when sleeping. I've often had more issue with dry eyes in the winter months when there's less humidity in the air. Using a humidifier can help if that's a problem.

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    tom69824, I was also diagnosed Dry Eyes for years.  None of the eye doctors were very helpful other than the usual advice.  Eye wipes, eye compress, blink, eye plugs, eye drops.   You name it, I tried it all.  I went to see at least 5 eye specialists who all claimed they were Dry Eyes specialist on their websites.  Each time I had hope that the appointment would have some miracle solutions for me.  Nothing!  All basically same useless advice.  I was devastated because I am a contact lens wearer and all the doctors only said the same thing, that I should just wear glasses.  My eyeglasses are very heavy and due to Dry Eyes I was unable to wear contact lenses so it was misery for me I almost fell into depression.   I did major research, today I am once again wearing my contact lenses just like I always had.  Dry Eyes still exist but I now don’t let it control my life.   The “cure” is Omega 3 oil.  I take 980 mg of Omega 3 pills.  Each day I take three tablets total.  One tablet with each meal.  Within two weeks, my tears came back.   I cannot say the brand here because moderator will delete comment, and I don’t think the brand matters as long as it is good Omega 3 oil.  Give it a try.   

    From the Dry Eyes I also had the awful greasy feel that blurred my vision so I use a type of wipes (but not the expensive eye wipes because they did not help me)  and the cheap wipes helped tremendously to relieve the greasy feel and the crusting too.   I can’t say the brand here but it is something you but from any drug store.  

    Good luck.  Try the oil first!  

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