Dry eyes with eye twitching

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Has anyone had both this symptoms together and if so what were some things you did to give yourself some me relief. Mine has been pretty persistent for about 2 months and it's really been getting frustrating to say the least so any help would be appreciated.

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    Have you consullted anyone about this troublesome problem?
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      I'm seeing an eye doctor and I've been using Lotemax daily and I'm starting Systane eye ointment tonight at bedtime and my eyes have improved some but I was wondering if there was anything else I could do to help myself out.

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      Hi Rob I found using tissues wrung out in warm water then placed over closed eyelids helpful in providing temporary relief.

      How long is the wait to see the eye specialist.BTW I would refrain from putting any drops or creams into your eyes without benefit of the examination  and expert opinion of the eye specialist.

      Some drops can act as an irritant.

      x

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      I've already seen him a couple of times and he has using the Lotemax once or twice a day now which was three times a day before and I'm just starting the ointment tonight under his direction, I'm hoping the ointment speeds up the process and cures the dry eyes and helps the eye twitching.

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      My eye doc hasnt given me anything besides take 3 fish oil caps per day,keep lids clean,light massage and steam or warm compresses,can I ask what Lotemax is?
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      Lotemax are eye drops for the dry eyes but are usually only used temporarily which is why he's starting to cut back on how much I use it daily because I'll probably get off it in another 2 weeks.

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      I would seek r advice re the lotemax. I was prescribed lacrilube for dry eyes. Have you had the inside of the upper eyelids examined for eye concretions?
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      My eye doctor has examined my eyes and and the treatment currently is Lotemax once or twice a day, a hot rag or heating pad nightly on my eyes for 10 minutes and finally the systane ointment when I go to bed at night. I'm to do this until I see him again 2 weeks.

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      I think shes talking about examining the undersides of your top lids,and lower edge of bottom for blocked glands or thicker oil. Its called mgd,many doctors fail to examine these gland. I went to 3 docs before one found i had the problem.one of the major causes of dry eye.
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      lee I was referring to inverting the upper eyelids because as u have so rightly pointed out some drs fail to do this. I was thinking more of eye concretions , however the patient usually comlains of a foreign body sensation, sand in the eye, gritty sensation with concretions.

      ​I suffered intense pain for five  months before deciding to see an opthalmologist privately who immediately made the correct diagnosis of dry eyes, eye concretions, catarct and pvd.He removed the concretions under the slit lamp there is a video online. It looks horrible but is absolutely painless and gives immediate relief!!!

      ​He prescribed lacrilube then artificial eye/tear drops which I was unable to tolerate. Other drs failed to invert the upper eyelid!!!

       

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    Hi rob,lately ive had the twitching,ive always ben told by eye doctors the twitching is from stress. With me i get anxiety from the eye issues so i believe it.
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    Are you satisfied with you Ophtalmologist?

    If not the first thing I would do would be to lo look for one immediately!

    Having GCA there are 4 years I know how is the feeling when our eyes are in need of care!

    Wishing you get the pro you need I wish you the best outcome!

    Iellen🌷

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