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    1. 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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    2. How do I...?

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      Helpdesk. Post questions about using the forum, blogs, site, shop, etc. (not questions about dry eye).

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    1. Introduce yourself

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      Great place for your first post.

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    2. 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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    4. Use this forum for Q&A or for any kind of discussion open equally to EyeODs, EyeMDs, patients, and reps from companies with dry eye products.

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  2. Community & Resources    Last Post

    1. Our dry eye stories

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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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    2. Our dry eye triumphs

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      Share encouraging experiences, progress reports and stories of physical and emotional healing!

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    3. 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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    5. Plug a Doc

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      PATIENTS, post your GOOD experiences with eye doctors treating your dry eyes.

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    7. Find a doctor for...

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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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    8. 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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    9. Please take a moment to cast your vote in our various polls!

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    10. Post obituaries and memories of DEZ members who have passed on.

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  3. ARCHIVE: Treatments and products    Last Post

    Archives are where we file dormant threads to make searching and browsing easier. You may add to recent (NOT ancient) existing threads in this section, but if you want to start a new thread, do it in the Open Forum. Ditto for all archive folders.

    1. Want to look up ingredients and preservatives? Check out the Lubricants reference list.

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    2. Related links: Plugs guide in the Dry Eye Encyclopedia and Plugs directory in the Dry Eye Yellow Pages.

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    5. Any specialized in-office treatments for improving meibomian gland function such as IPL and proprietary probing techniques.

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    9. 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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    10. Scleral lenses are increasingly being adapted for use in dry eye treatment.

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    11. Therapeutic ("bandage lens") use of soft contacts; hybrid soft+gas perm lenses

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    12. SURGERY

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    1. Note: Most discussions about bleph/MGD are in the archive folders about MGD treatments (above).

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    2. RCE from injuries, from surgeries, from ABMD (aka EBMD, aka MDFD) and from other corneal dystrophies

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    3. Please see www.sjogrensworld.org for broader discussions about Sjogrens Syndrome.

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    4. Ocular allergies

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    5. Hormones and dry eye

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    6. Drugs connected to dry eye disease.

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    7. See also the Eyewear (Night) forum for discussions about products to prevent exposure at night.

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    8. When ophthalmic products contribute to or cause dry eye symptoms.

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    9. Contact Lenses

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    2. PAIN

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      What dry eye pain is like, and what we do to manage it

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    3. 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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  4. ARCHIVE: Past Dr. Q&A Forums    Last Post

    These forums were hosted by experts who kindly dedicated time to help patients on DEZ.

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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