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We're pretty relaxed as forums go, but every forum is unique so we appreciate you taking the time to learn our expectations & standards for participation here.
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Helpdesk. Post questions about using the forum, blogs, site, shop, etc. (not questions about dry eye).
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Eye Doctor in Minnesota?
Dry Eye Talk: Discussion and Q&A
Great place for your first post.
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Post a question or comment or start a discussion here. These posts later get filed by topic in the archives (below) for ease of reference.
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Use this forum for Q&A or for any kind of discussion open equally to patients, EyeODs, EyeMDs, students, researchers, and reps from companies with dry eye products.
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Eye lash poking inner eye
Community & Resources
How did you get dry eye disease? How has it affected your life? Share your story here.
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brand new to all this
by bootsy7
Share encouraging experiences, progress reports and stories of physical and emotional healing!
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Post notices about support group meetings, or if you want to start a local group, and conferences of interest to dry eye patients.
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Also check Rebecca's blog and sign up for dry eye bulletins.
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PATIENTS, post your GOOD experiences with eye doctors treating your dry eyes.
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Patients and pros may post contact info for doctors providing special dry eye services (e.g. lipiflow, probing, scleral lens fitting, etc).
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Seeking eye doc in SE Michigan
by MLE
Post here about more specialized resources such as pharmacists that prepare autologous serum drops, compound PF Rx drops, etc. or opticians who make moisture-chamber glasses.
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Please take a moment to cast your vote in our various polls!
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Post obituaries and memories of DEZ members who have passed on.
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Rebecca Petris
ARCHIVE: Treatments and products
Want to look up ingredients and preservatives? Check out the Lubricants reference list.
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Castor oil???
by bubba66
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Related links: Plugs guide in the Dry Eye Encyclopedia and Plugs directory in the Dry Eye Yellow Pages.
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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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IPL in Europe?
by SharonS
Browse moisture chamber eyewear in our shop.
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homemade nighttime tip
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Maqui Berry Success or Failure?
by msny
Forum is specific to PROSE type scleral lenses and representatives from BFS participate here in order to answer questions. For a patients-only forum, please see SCLERALS, below.
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Scleral lenses are increasingly being adapted for use in dry eye treatment.
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Sclera lens settling
Therapeutic ("bandage lens") use of soft contacts; hybrid soft+gas perm lenses
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Dry Eyes?
by Jon20
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by alb1967
ARCHIVE: Disease topics & related
Note: Most discussions about bleph/MGD are in the archive folders about MGD treatments (above).
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Makeup and MGD?
RCE from injuries, from surgeries, from ABMD (aka EBMD, aka MDFD) and from other corneal dystrophies
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Please see for broader discussions about Sjogrens Syndrome.
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Sjogrens patients
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Rebecca Petris
BFS' One Eye, Two Eye
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Allergic, but to what?
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59 501
Testosterone and Dry Eye/MGD
by CC00
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Drugs connected to dry eye disease.
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by savino
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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ARCHIVE: Managing the life impact of dry eye
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A collection of miscellaneous user tips ranging from dry eye ideas to how to get the most out of our forums and websites.
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What dry eye pain is like, and what we do to manage it
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Eye make up
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Travel in rural Kenya
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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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Paxil & dry eyes
by jeremie
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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EFA malabsorption
by Chemia
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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