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DRy Eyes

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  • Posted By: Roland Visick
  • November 24, 2006
  • 02:02 PM

:) I suffer from dry eyes at night has any one got a home remedy to lubricate my eyes at night ?

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  • Roland,I too suffer from dry eyes. At my last eye exam my doctor put me on Systane eye drops. They work wonders and it's over the counter too. You should be able to find it at any drugstore or Wal-mart. I put two drops in each eye before bed and then when I get up in the morning. It has really made a difference. You might check with your eye doctor.Blessings,LeslieAfter-Thanksgiving Sweepstakes!http://www.marykay.com/lfreude
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 01:55 AM
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  • I also get dry eyes and the effects are pretty bad when i wake up! I manage to lubricate them again by blinking a lot, otherwise i use CELLUVISC eye drops. These are pretty pricey, yet are PRESERVATIVE FREE, good for people with allergies like myself!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 03:39 PM
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  • While you are sleeping, try using an eye moisturizing ointment, such as Lacrilube, and wearing a sleep mask over your eyes. Some people I know with severe dry eyes even put a piece of saran wrap over their eyes before they put on the mask, to seal in the ointment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 03:17 PM
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  • Just a quick note to you: If you also have other symptoms, like joint pain, breathing difficulties, etc., that have been going on for a long time, you may want to get your immune system checked out. Dry eyes are common with several autoimmune diseases (like the one I have, called sarcoidosis).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 04:59 AM
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  • Try eyebright capsules, this plant helps the flow of blood and healthy nutrients to the eye.Its also used to release the intraocular pressur in the eye associated with glaucoma. You can still use the plant if you dont have glucoma..! Drink more wather, the main body fluid...And ho yeh...Cut down on the cumputer time....Good luck!
    stillsearchin 5 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 01:48 AM
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  • Roland, There are autoimmune disorders that can cause dry eye or "sicca syndrome" . Sarcoidosis is one, others are Lupus, Sjogren's, Scleraderma, Fibromyalgia, Rhumatoid arthritis, MS, thyroid disorders and many others. Sometimes we have one of these disorders but many times they overlap and we can suffer from many different symptoms. Some days you can feel really normal and well. Other days you can't even get out of bed. If you have dry eyes start a search of autoimmune disorders to check to see if you also have a myriad of other symptoms that you probably didn't even think could be related in any way to your dry eyes. There are treatments out there but you need a diagnosis first. If you suspect that you have one of the autoimmune disorders or two or three.....Ask your MD to run some blood work and or refer you to a Rhumatologist. Hokey
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  • I get really dry eyes because of allergies. Also they tear up sometimes when I'm looking at the computor. I tried doing eye drops but for me they didn't work too good.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 02:30 PM
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  • I had some issues with my eyes when I was 14, they never diagnosed anything concrete as they only looked into my eyes at a Opthamologist. They were so deadset on it that they didn't bother to do bloodwork or anything else. Although no one could imagine that I might have another condition. I had extreme eyestrain headaches, feeling like pins were being pushed through my eyeballs, extremely dry and irritated all the time. I thought it merely just bad luck after all the testing, then I started to get strange muscle pings in other places, that were unnatural. I still have not concluded if I have a muscular or otherwise nasty disease mentioned here as I've never gone to the testing... Eyestrain can even indicate Lyme Disease! Try TheraTears or another eyedrop that cost 10-20 dollars, and do not irritate them. Natural Tears are the best as they do not have a "rebound effect!" that means you are addicted to unnatural tears, and they could be that your tear ducts do not produce enough moisture.. Strange stuff in medicine today! Roland, There are autoimmune disorders that can cause dry eye or "sicca syndrome" . Sarcoidosis is one, others are Lupus, Sjogren's, Scleraderma, Fibromyalgia, Rhumatoid arthritis, MS, thyroid disorders and many others. Sometimes we have one of these disorders but many times they overlap and we can suffer from many different symptoms. Some days you can feel really normal and well. Other days you can't even get out of bed. If you have dry eyes start a search of autoimmune disorders to check to see if you also have a myriad of other symptoms that you probably didn't even think could be related in any way to your dry eyes. There are treatments out there but you need a diagnosis first. If you suspect that you have one of the autoimmune disorders or two or three.....Ask your MD to run some blood work and or refer you to a Rhumatologist. Hokey
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 11:42 AM
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