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WET WIPE WASH
I am amazed that in this current world of technological and medical excellence, when we can send mankind to different planets, build robotic beings, conceive babies in test tubes and rebuild body parts, we cannot resolve such a simple issue as my 6 years old chronic dry eye /bleph condition. More amazing that it takes a cheap soggy well known wipe to actually do the job. Who needs progress!
Longer story shorter - I am under Specialist/Eye Hospital eventually diagnosed Chronic Dry Eye/Bleph/floppy eyelid sydrome/over production of tears (quantity not quality), being told it would be life long issue and nothing could be done apart from heat pads/baby shampoo eye wash as a vigorous health routine!. I have constant soreness, pain, redeye, red skin, swollen lids, watering, loss of eyelashes with misdirectional growth and I have spent a fortune purchasing almost all lotions and potions from chemists and online in an attempt to try to help with the discomfort. I have had to do my own lengthy research on the internet to resolve this, as doctors have done nothing to help (shame on them). They presbribed the usual over the counter cheap comfort drops.
So it was with great interest and surprise that I read about Wet Ones wipes. This is end of week one and I have followed the "Wet Wipe Wash" and am happy and amazed to say that there is an improvement. This is the first week in 5 years that I have had a very low level of pain and less watering, and I would say that for a while during the day I did not have to focus on it, which in itself is rare, as this has been a constant unwanted companion. I usually daily use eye drops about every 15 minutes to try for relief, and bottles that should last 2 months are gone in days, but I have used them sparingly since starting this routine. I also do one wash a day with a mix pea sized spot of baby shampoo/200mls approx water and 1 drop of pure tea tree oil, wipe it along eyelashes with cotton tip.
I am now hopeful for the future, even though I have a long way to go, that I can get on top of it and stop the pain and hopefully my eyelashes will grow back. All in all a big heartfelt thank you to everybody who has written their story, which is helping all of us to acquire healthy, pain free eyes once again. Never thought it would happen. I will follow up on my journey......
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