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Red eyes for several years - Dry eyes the cause?

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  • Posted By: bryan9182
  • October 9, 2008
  • 03:02 AM

I used to use visine type products for 2-3 years on a daily basis but quit them about 3 months ago and I am still having redness problems. I went to a doctor who gave me a tear film break up test and said my results were only 2 seconds when normal is around 8-9 seconds. He said I deffinately have a case of dry eyes and prescribed me with Restasis. The doctor also said my visine use is no longer a problem because the rebound stage of those drugs doesnt last for more than a month or two. Is dry eye in this situation enough to make my eyes bloodshot all day everyday? The redness has been persistent for years now and I am just wondering if the fact that my eyes are indeed dry is the cause and could Restasis help with this?

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  • I used to use visine type products for 2-3 years on a daily basis but quit them about 3 months ago and I am still having redness problems. I went to a doctor who gave me a tear film break up test and said my results were only 2 seconds when normal is around 8-9 seconds. He said I deffinately have a case of dry eyes and prescribed me with Restasis. The doctor also said my visine use is no longer a problem because the rebound stage of those drugs doesnt last for more than a month or two. Is dry eye in this situation enough to make my eyes bloodshot all day everyday? The redness has been persistent for years now and I am just wondering if the fact that my eyes are indeed dry is the cause and could Restasis help with this? Check out this discussion thread. There are over 1K of postings.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=817
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    • September 7, 2009
    • 03:44 AM
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