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    Hi everyone !
    I would like to ask if anyone has ever had a plug and was satisfied with it? eyes will dry out (pain, tired)?!? Eyes can work normally like watching TV, phone?!? Do I read a lot of the plugs, i know have some problem . but if I ignore them, does it really help dry my eyes?
    I had lasik 3 month ago , first month was perfect , but after were terrible time for me . I tried do so many thing . But my eyes still dry and very tired , pantful. Im so Hopeless . Thatís why i want to try to do plugs for my eye . Someone can let me know ?!?
    thanks

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    They helped me, many others not so much. We are all different and the etiology of your problem is different so it is something you just have to try for yourself. I had uppers only...no help, lowers only...no help, both uppers and lowers...bingo it was a game changer, I'll never go back, in fact I have had the uppers permanently cauterized because I can't survive without them.
    Last edited by farmgirl; 21-Dec-2017, 01:00.

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    • #3
      Iíve had plugs for the last 6 years and Iím happy with them. The ones I have are the ďpermanentĒ silicon type with a cap. They were the only thing that ever gave me any significant relief from dry eye. I would say getting the right fit is the most important thing. I have a .5mm plug in my left eye and a .6mm plug in the right eye. If they arenít the right size they can fall out. If they are too big they can be scratchy.

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      • #4
        Hi ! PRK
        Does it mean your eyes are back to normal?!? No more dry eye symptoms such as aches and pains, like drowsiness. And you can read books, watch movies, phones like normal? Do you still use artificial tears every day?
        thanks for reply

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        • #5
          For me, my eyes are not back to normal but they sure made a difference. I can do all of the above but still use artificial tears as needed, of course some days are better than others.

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          • #6
            farmgirl Thanks for reply
            today i had appointment wt my doctor . I asked him about plugs but he said too early for me ! I need to wait more few month for my eyes . I dont know how long i can do this ! Iím just want to out this feeling . Like terrible time for me ! Hope so in future ... ((

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            • #7
              That is very strange, too early??? What the heck, if they don't help, take them out, they are not permanent. He is probably waiting to see if your eye recovers from the lasik but in the meantime, even if they do eventually recover, the plugs may give you some relief. I'd for sure revisit that one with the Dr.

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              • #8
                I would say my eyes are 95% normal now. They still get a little dry in the middle of the night or morning sometimes but they are nowhere close to how they used to be. I haven'ít used drops since I got punctal plugs. I had all four tear ducts plugged for a year or two then two of them fell out so now I just have one in each eye and that has worked out.

                About your doctor saying ití's too early for plugs. Ití's possible they could be right about this and you just need to wait it out. Though Ií'm going to assume this is your Lasik doctor or someone affiliated with Lasik? If so then they have a conflict of interest and you might want to look into other doctors possibly a cornea specialist or someone who specializes in dry eye. I had the same problem as you with my Lasik doctor. Psychologically it can be hard for them to admit that Lasik (their profession) might have caused you a problem. Ití's much easier for them to convince themselves that youí're not in that much discomfort and they aren'ít any part of your discomfort. Ití's also possible they just donít have much experience with punctal plugs but are afraid to tell you and it'ís easier for them prescribe you some drops instead. This is just talking from my experiences. Cheers!

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                • #9
                  thanks for reply !
                  my doctor said my eye... oil could not out ... maybe like mean MGD (Meibomian gland dysfunction ) .... and i need to come back every week for Steam my eyes ... i am not sure this is IPL or not ... because my eglish not well ... so i can not talk much about profession work about dry eyes.. .... it some day good .. i didn't need drops ery hours .... but some day so burn , painful , dry ... and drops not help anything ... anyone like me ??? who did IPL before ... please let me know ... it really help dry eyes ????

                  .. i'm so stressfull .... sometime i think about dead ... why i did lasik surgre ??? ....
                  hjx hjx hjx

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                  • #10
                    Probably not IPL because I think they do that once a month not every week. I am not sure what steaming your eyes means but I hope it helps....F/G

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                    • #11
                      Hi ! Farmgirl
                      I need to do ery week for 1 month , after just once a month . I hope it helps.... and had u do serum blood ?!? I read some where they do finger flick ?!? You know that ? Can u give me some experience!? Thank

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                      • #12
                        I am not sure what the treatment is but I sure hope it helps.

                        For the blood serum drops, they do a blood draw the same as if you are having blood tests done. Then they spin the blood and remove the plasma which is a clear yellowish liquid. They then mix that with non preserved saline usually and put it into small dropper bottles that last about 3 weeks. You freeze all of it except the bottle you are using.

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                        • #13
                          I already had blephasteam 2 times . Not help much . Hazz. I still need to do 2 more times . If it not working for me . I Ďll do plugs . I hope my eyes will like PRK 95% back normal and dont need drops !!!

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