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Hi I have dry eye syndrome due to rhuematoid arthritis I was wondering if any one who has dry eye syndrome gets pain in the eyes as well  x

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    Yes,I have dry eye and it took many years before I really got a diagnosis from a Corneal specialist. In the mean time I developed excruciating pain in one eye. This was eventually shown to be the start of a tiny corneal ulcer. The problem with opthalmologists is that they seem to just look into the eye and very rarely look closely at the cornea.       What are you using for your dry eyes?
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      Hi Marine

      ​I use viscotears and a lubricant at nite just cant think of the name at the moment I did go to see the emergency eye doc a and he just said it was all down to the dry eye.he did put stuff into my eyes to look at the corneal well I think it was that it was orange gel he put in x

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    I have dry eyes (running all the time) never gave arthristis a thought.  i don't know if i have rhuematoid being tested now.  i have had numbersous surgeries along with plugs, and tubes.  been through it all.  I kept thinking it was my medicines but now it could be this also.
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      Hi Cheri I hope you dont have RA. I had the plugs put in a lot of years ago and they didnt help at all they just fell out after a couple of days ..lol have you had numerous surgeries on your eyes ?
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      i had plugs, i had tubes, then i had permanment tubes that where held together through my nose.  i had reconstruction of the tear ducts. so yeah i did it all.  i told all my medical doctors they need to go to these commerences and use me . lol
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      it is going on at least 4 years.  My problem is my eyes run constantly and blurrs my vision.  people think i am crying all the time.  i am lucky in one way i don't have pain.  i get frustuated i have an ederly mother that lives with us and i am her eyes for driving and going places.  don't know where else to go or what to do.  
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    I have dry eyes & pain.  The pain is due to Iritis, which was diagnosed nearly forty years ago!  I have had dry eye syndrome for the same length of time.  Things are now being exacerbated because I also have Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid.

    I only get pain in the one eye & have been given Cyclopentolate drops to use, which dialte the pupil & help ease the pain.

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    I thought of iritis but didnt think you had this as you didnt mention red eyes. I have a friend who suffers from iritis,although I dont,so i am aware of the painful symptoms. I also used Viscotears for a while ,then became sensitive to the preservative which caused pain in both eyes,so had to stop.   Took me years to find a regime that suited me and now have found one. I use Boots lubricating eye ointment every night.and as much as I can get under the top eyelid which seems to spread better than putting it in the lower lid. This often lasts all day,but if I start feeling dryness I use Carmize drops 1%.    You may be able to get both on prescription,and if you get free prescriptions and are in UK of course it works out cheaper. Are you in UK?       Also dont use any eye makeup and keep soap and shower gels away from your eyes. Just run the shower over them with warm water. If your dry eyes are very severe it helps to keep out of drafts,breezy,windy conditions. Sunglasses are not usually enough but I have found a fab polarised and all enclosing pair on a well known site,which have saved me from many infections and painful eyes. Simply great on holiday, Polarised lenses give great relief....NB Polaroid is not necessarily polarised so you have to be careful if buying.
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