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Pain when crying?
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Restasis- immediate relief?
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For product ideas check out: Lidscrubs and Warm compresses
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Any specialized in-office treatments for improving meibomian gland function such as IPL and proprietary probing techniques.
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Anyone tried scope fish oil
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Regener-Eyes Success
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Three simple questions...
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Scleral lenses are increasingly being adapted for use in dry eye treatment.
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Therapeutic ("bandage lens") use of soft contacts; hybrid soft+gas perm lenses
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RCE from injuries, from surgeries, from ABMD (aka EBMD, aka MDFD) and from other corneal dystrophies
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Drugs connected to dry eye disease.
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Startling Conclusions
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See also the Eyewear (Night) forum for discussions about products to prevent exposure at night.
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When ophthalmic products contribute to or cause dry eye symptoms.
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Dr. Latkany is an internationally known dry eye specialist in New York and author of the popular book "The Dry Eye Remedy". Forum is now read-only.
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Cauterizing Blood Vessels
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Dr. Lange is the founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates and The Lange Eye Institute and the chairman of Fortifeye Vitamins a nutraceutical company. Forum is now read only.
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Dr. Holly is an internationally recognized expert who has done pioneering research in lacrimal and tear film physiology since 1968. Forum is now read-only archive.
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  • Blue96
    Pain when crying?
    I don't feel the pain in my eyes, it seems to be where the lacrimal glands are located. Is there a specific doctor I could see who can evaluate my lacrimal glands? Is this a normal sensation for dry eye sufferers?
    Yesterday, 20:57
  • IrishEyes1992
    Moorfields Private Eye Hospital- Opinions?!
    Hey guys,

    Im from Northern Ireland and have chronic inflammatory dry eye. I have seen two opthamologists here in Northern Ireland. My first one was extremely rude....the second guy was better and more understanding but seemed to be very into steroids and wants me using maintenance doses...
    Yesterday, 17:19
  • MGD1701
    HOW to know if compress/massage work? Soapy/Frothy/Foam Eyes

    Do you know the theory/answers to the followings: I have did research but still do not fully understand.

    1) purpose of massage
    To remove OLD oils in the hope to regenerate NEW oil? But if we (forcefully) blink oil secrets providing if glands are open, right?
    23-Jun-2017, 15:35

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