dry eyes, pain and keep getting things in them

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I've had dry eyes since September 2014and I use Hyabak and liquitears and I try to use a warm eye pad once a day that goes in microwave but I keep getting thingsin them such as toothpaste when I'm washing my teeth, water and hand wash again when washing hands and I wear sunglasses but even during the day I get things in them.. Tonight I think I may have got some gravy from dinner in it. They are both hot and I wash them out nearly daily with bottled water but Im at my wits end. Do I keep washing them with water? Help

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    Also should you use bottled water to wash the eye?
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    Use a cotton woll bal soaked in buffered saline solution and wipe each eye six times slowly from the nose outwards. Do this moring and evening and use separate cotton balls for each eye and discard..

    That keeps most of the irritation at bay, but I had punctum plugs put in each eye to spread what few tears I have over the eye instead of them running away into the nose. Hope this helps, but it is a long term thing and has to be kept up.

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    I have been attending the same eye clinic for years and when I last went a month ago,  I saw a new Ophthalmologist.  He prescribed Hyabak but told me not to use Liquifilm, which has the same ingredients as Liquitears, because it has alcohol in it and that was exacerbating the dryness.  He referred to it as 'old fashioned'!

    He also prescribed VitA-pos ointment to use at night.

    My eyes feel much better now.

    How do you manage to get toothpaste or gravy in them?

     

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    Hi jenny & mrsmop.

    I keep getting things in them. I've got some clinitas eye drops and I'm trying not to wash them too often but it feels like I've got something in the right eye again. The opticians said that whatever i get in the eyes will come out ot its own accord. Where do I get saline solution from? I've got some pantoptx eye moisture glasses but they don't fit flush to my face which I think they should do.

    Mrsmop okay I won't use liquitears again.

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      You can get the saline solution from any optician, chemist , supermarket etc. It is used for cleaning and soaking contact lenses. Just make sure you don't touch the nozzle with your fingers and repace the cap straightaway. At this time of year my eyes get very sore and dry, think it is due to all the dust and leaves flying about and also being indoors more with central heating. Good luck and persevere.

       

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    Thanks Jenny. I will get some. I'm getting so fed up I've just got something in the right eye again. Every night since the weekend I've got something in the right eye. Optician said I've got blepharitis in right eye which isn't good. I'm not sure if the heat pad is working. Its dirty with eye gunk on it.
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    Use  it on the eyelids and eyeslashes. That is where the blepharitis is. I gently close my eyes and then wipe from the nose outwards,

    Blepharitis feels as if you have somethng in your eyes all the time, makes them very dry and itchy. Sometimes small cysts form on the lids and they feel like chunks of rock in your eyes. Always make sure your hands are clean and resist the temptation to rub the eyes. Hard I know, but necessary If condition persists perhaps you ought to ask to be referred to an eye clinic

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    Okay thanks. Ah right I didn't know that. I think I've got some vinegar in right eye. Im thinking of putting some bottled water on the eye. Im getting fed up with this now.
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