Lasek/PRK 7 months ago, nothing but trouble ever since.
I'm just wondering...should I try and wean off artificial tears? Could my own tears improve in quality if I used less artificial drops?
I'm using preservative free drops (systane or blink usually). I've gone from using...
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Why dripping stopped when quadraplugged?I had 2 lower tear ducts cauterised and upper ducts plugged wth 1 umbrella plug and 1 temporary plug. The eye with umbrella plug kept dripping (for about 3 months) and I was relying on the other eye with temporary plug to see.
Then the temporary plug fell out (twice) and finally I put in a permanent...
Ocular Rosacea and IPL treatmentI'm a 50 year old women with dry, red eyes. My eye lids and the whites of my eyes are red. My eyes are much worse at night.
I've been to 3 doctors in the past 3 years and have been diagnosed with MGD disease. I've had a variety of treatments including restasis, hot compresses, punctual...
Plugs for severe DESI've plugged my lowers today. The caps are not bothering me much, maybe because I've used contacts for many years at a time when they were not as advanced as they are today. Hope the plugs will help me with my severe DES. I will also start with Restasis. Will be posting how things go from here.
Foreign body sensation with plugsHi,
I am asking this mainly because I cannot seem to find any definitive answer on the Internet.
I had two permanent punctal plugs placed in my lowers two days ago. The procedure was fine and uneventful. Yet, as soon as the anaesthetic wore off, I began to feel a foreign...
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Dry eyes, punctal plugs, and social nervousness/awkwardnessHi all. I've had dry eyes since 2006 when I had LASIK eye surgery, the biggest regret of my life. I have very dry eyes post-LASIK and also have blepharitis. I've had punctal plugs since 2007. I've tried just about every eye drop, ointments, etc. The only thing that's really ever worked for me are Thera...
MGD: Should I get my uppers plugged?I already have my lowers plugged and they helped tremendously. I've been told I have MGD and evaporative dry eyes. How helpful would it be to get my uppers plugged too? My reasoning is it'd take more time for tears to evaporate.
Anyone with MGD who experienced relief after double plugs?...
Schrimer scores worse after treatments...?After 10 months of restasis, 6 months of doxy, 8 months of warm compresses + expression 3x a day for 15-20 min, 8 months of being quadra-plugged, and 3 months of serum my eyes still feel like crap.
What's most strange is after all this treatments my schrimer scores are worse than before...
Restasis + Plugs observation...So I've been using Restasis twice a day. One drop in the morning when i wake up and one in the even just before bed.
I usually put a drop in my eyes and keep them closed until the drop is gone.
I've noticed that before I had plugs, the drop would remain in my eyes for...
4 plugs so far no tearsSo I went to have a temporary plugs put in today. I had all 4 ducts plugged so I thought I was going to be overflowing. So far I had not been. In fact I placed eye drops in and noticed it went away after 1 min. Is this normal? How long did it take for any of you to experience help after plugs?
MGD and punctal plugs?I have MGD and Aqueous Deficiency. I'm considering punctal plugs but I've heard arguments saying that punctal plugs make MGD worse and some saying that it would help me. What do you all think? Any professionals care to give their 2 cents.
do plugs or cautery help morning dryness?For those of you who got punctal plugs or cautery, did it help alleviate the first-thing-in-the-morning dryness?
One of the worst parts of my day is opening my bad eye first thing when I wake up (or in the middle of the night). One doctor told me that dryness during sleep wouldn't...
over tearing with plugs but only one eye (the one that used to be worse)I got upper plugs two weeks ago, and I wanted to share my experience.
I had no change with the lowers, but the uppers changed a lot.
My right eye feels better. I still have to put drops when I use computer or watch tv and during the night, and on the other hand it tears too much...
Plugs this Morning + Serum WorkingThey feel OK. Hardly felt them going in. So far I don't have any issues feeling them when I look too far left or right (my ducts point inward a bit so my doctor thought I might have an issue). No overwatering either. I feel some relief on my one good eye, but not much on my bad one. Crossing my fingers....Last edited by Cali; 23-Aug-2012, 17:04.