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Helpdesk. Post questions about using the forum, blogs, site, shop, etc. (not questions about dry eye).
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Dry Eye Talk: Discussion and Q&A
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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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Community & Resources
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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3 steps to cure dry eyes?
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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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Xiidra - lifitegrast
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Histamine food list?
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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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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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Want to look up ingredients and preservatives? Check out the Lubricants reference list.
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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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List of IPL Doctors
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Browse moisture chamber eyewear in our shop.
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Erythromycin Tablets
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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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Drops for sclera lenses
by Hokucat
Therapeutic ("bandage lens") use of soft contacts; hybrid soft+gas perm lenses
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Dry Eyes?
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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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Please see for broader discussions about Sjogrens Syndrome.
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Rebecca Petris
BFS' One Eye, Two Eye
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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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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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Cauterizing Blood Vessels
by bigred
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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