Good to see a resource such as this. I have had dry eye for 3 years. I noticed vitreous "floaters" about 6 months before onset of real dryness. It has always been worse in my left eye. Quick tear evaporation. 4 sillicone plugs in place. I use Viscotears (u.k.) but find them gooey. Less gooey artificial tears just seem to run off the eye and disappear. No sjogren's, no other symptoms, no definitive cause. I was on strong pain killers for back ache for about a year before onset ) not sure if there is a link? I use P.C. at work all day.
No need to tell anyone what a pain it is. It would be enough to drive me to vast beer consumption if hangovers did not make the problem worse. I consulted private specialist over this period but he just measured my evaporation, put in the plugs and recommended ongoing drops. I thought that receiving his bills would be enough to make my eyes water, but alas no. (not onions either)
Anyway, just to get a handle - do people tend to have consistent dryness in BOTH eyes - or do they differ? - one worse than the other as in my case?
To get to the title of this post, I often feel that I have "bubble" of liquid above my left eye brow (or generally "around" the eye) which I can "manipulate" (feels almost like wallpaper paste below wallpaper) and which seems to flatten out and disappear if I get a reasonable flow to my left eye (which - the flow - sometimes occurs, or which I can provoke by staring/opening my eye wide). It is very hard to explain but it almost feels like tears are "trapped" above/around the eye. Anyone ever felt this sensation?
Anyone else any novel relief ideas?
One thing I do not do is drink enough water (and too much coffee). Has anyone noticed an improvement by rectifying this?
Anyone tried relexology?
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Sorry I have put so much subject matter into one post - perhaps should have split it.
Nice to know we are not all suffering alone.