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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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Proper eye drop instillation
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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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How did you get dry eye disease? How has it affected your life? Share your story here.
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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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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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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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Too many eye drops?
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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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Browse moisture chamber eyewear in our shop.
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Doxycycline making me tired
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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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Therapeutic ("bandage lens") use of soft contacts; hybrid soft+gas perm lenses
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Note: Most discussions about bleph/MGD are in the archive folders about MGD treatments (above).
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RCE from injuries, from surgeries, from ABMD (aka EBMD, aka MDFD) and from other corneal dystrophies
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Blood test fpr Sjogrens
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BFS' One Eye, Two Eye
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Allergic, but to what?
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Testosterone and Dry Eye/MGD
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Drugs connected to dry eye disease.
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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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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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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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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
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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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  • jk23
    Proper eye drop instillation
    Hi everyone,

    I am currently on a four drop regimen of restasis, lotemax gel, patanol, and artificial tears. I am taking the lotemax and patanol because of very bad ocular allergies that has manifested into papillary conjunctivitis (I have seen an optometrist about this). I have been on...
    Yesterday, 19:27
  • Christina2
    Selection of punctal plugs
    I would like to order a permanent punctal plugs, naturally I would like them to be with good quality (comfortable, non-allergic etc). One of my big fear is plug migrating further during insertion or later. Can you recommend me where can I order them and perhaps even a model or manufacturer...
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  • Manupi
    Too many eye drops?
    When I went to the ophthalmologist about two months ago, he told me to use carmellose eye drops three to four times a day. I tried to stick to that, but I just can't: 4 eye drops a day? That's impossible for me. I'm using between 6 and 8 drops per day, if I try to use less, it becomes unbearable (maybe...
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