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 Post subject: Suggestions for treating dry eye
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:39 am 
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There are plenty of treatment options that are good for dry eye and overall health/hormonal changes. Things like a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, omega oil supplements like fish oil, warm compresses or rice baggies on the eyes, and use of humidifiers. My thought is that humidity in the range of 45% to 55% in the home is good for dry eyes and also for keeping moisture in the air while avoiding mold issues. Here are some things that I have found in my research and use that seem to help with dry eye treatment ...

Fish Oil/omega 3's - There are 2 fish oils bottled in Norway that use wild caught fish. They are ... Carlson's Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Laborator ... 715&sr=8-1

and Nordic Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-O ... 852&sr=1-9

Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate - benefits include help with digestion and absorption when taken before meals, energy, Immune System Support, Anti-Inflamatory support for the tissues and joints, Allergies, Liver Support, Bowell distress, Fibromyalgia, Candida, skin, longevity etc. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/custom ... merReviews

Moisture chamber goggles/glasses

Warm compresses or warm rice baggies - good for releasing oils in clogged meibomian glands

Liquimax Multivitamin Formula with antioxidents (found at Costco or Sam's Club) ...
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.as ... *770*1010*

B-Complex Formula - http://www.luckyvitamin.com/755571017468.html

I try to use goggles more than artificial tears, but when my eyes were bone dry, I used TheraTears, but rather than just using one or two drops in each eye periodically, I "bathe" the eyes. This is a "helpful hint" stated on the side of the blue TheraTears box. It states ...

"HELPFUL HINTS: TheraTears in preservative-free single-use containers is designed to saturate dry eyes, providing the dosing that is ideal for very dry eyes. For maximum hydration and relief of dryness doctors may recommend splitting the entire contents of one container between both eyes within a 5-minute period after opening, at least 4 times a day."

Finally, not all post-LASIK eye pain is solely due to dry eyes. See the the following link relating to "Eye Dryness Sensations After Refractive Surgery: Impaired Tear Secretion or ?Phantom? Cornea?"

http://www.lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1641

I did a lot of research on post-LASIK dry eye stuff so I hope this helps those who are suffering. It would be good to discuss these with an MD/OD who has a good clue on dry eyes. Unfortunately, they are hard to find. LASIK MD's are the worst based on my experience.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:00 am 
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Eye Pain said:

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It would be good to discuss these with an MD/OD who has a good clue on dry eyes. Unfortunately, they are hard to find. LASIK MD's are the worst based on my experience.


LASIK surgeons are deliberately creating a chronic medical condition in previously healthy eyes. LASIK severs corneal nerves and these nerves never recover normal density and orientation. Naturally LASIK surgeons would be reluctant to discuss this flagrant disregard of medical ethics.

Instead they say something like... What? Dry eye? We NEVER have a problem with this past six months in our clinic!

Meanwhile the data indicate otherwise...


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One of the side effects of lasik is an interruption or a break in the tear film covering the cornea. When this happens, the outer layer of corneal cells known as the epithelium becomes unprotected from the blinking action of the eyelids and the surrounding environment. Gradually, these cells start dying off exposing the underlying corneal nerves. In other words, a ripple effect takes place over time. In my experience, the best way to protect the compromised cornea from this ongoing process is with a scleral lens. This is a very special gas permeable lens that vaults over the damaged cornea and is supported by the white portion of the eye (the sclera). A special liquid fills the space between the back surface of the lens and the front surface of the cornea. Comfort and vision is usually very good. Another option is the new Synergeyes Post-Surgical hybrid lens which can be made to fit in a similar manner. In other words, these specialty products are often medically indicated for post-lasik dry eyes, especially when there are flap issues.

Edward Boshnick, O.D., F.A.A.O.
www.eyefreedom.com

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A recent thing that I'm finding to be helpful for my post-LASIK dry eye is OcuSoft lid scrubs. The lid scrubs help keep your lid margins clean. The lid margins are where the meibomian/oil glands are located. If you have a rapid tear break-up time (TBUT), then you most likely have oil gland issues.

I do lid scrubs on my eyes after a 5 minute warm compress before bed. The best deal that I can find for the lid scrubs is on amazon.com ...

http://www.amazon.com/Ocusoft-Lid-Scrub ... 896&sr=8-1

P.S. I'm 22 months post-LASIK

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 Post subject: where is the source?
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Fish Oil/omega 3's - There are 2 fish oils bottled in Norway that use wild caught fish. They are ... Carlson's Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Laborator ... 715&sr=8-1

and Nordic Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-O ... 852&sr=1-9


Where did you find this info? I am now (after lasik) very skeptical about most products.... as well as, doctors. Funny considering that I am a medical professional...lol

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 Post subject: Re: where is the source?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:31 am 
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Fish Oil/omega 3's - There are 2 fish oils bottled in Norway that use wild caught fish. They are ... Carlson's Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Laborator ... 715&sr=8-1

and Nordic Fish Oil http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-O ... 852&sr=1-9


Where did you find this info? I am now (after lasik) very skeptical about most products.... as well as, doctors. Funny considering that I am a medical professional...lol


I can understand your skepticism. My brother did A LOT of research on fish oil for his autistic son. He's a very savvy consumer and told me about Carlson's fish oil. The Carlson's fish oil is bottled in Norway and regularly tested for potency. Granted that I'm not in Norway to insure this process is happening, but I think it's a good product. Note that I have no financial interest in the company. Here's a web link to the Carlson's fish oil site that gives you some additional info. ...

http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_deta ... tegid=03a9

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