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Map Dot Fingerprint Dystrophy

Posted In: Map Dog Fingerprint Dystrophy 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 27, 2006
  • 11:14 AM

Hello, I'm new. I have this MDFD thing - had it for about 20 years. It only affects me at night, when my eyes get so dry that they would stick to my eyelid if I didn't put some stuff in.

My questions are: Anyone else with this annoyance?

Also - and I think I need an expert for this: How much is too much of the lubricants to put in?? I would have to repeat the dose about 5-6 times per night, and I am worried about the continual use. So I end up making up a saline solution myself, and putting that in 5-6 times a night. Figure it is better than all that stuff with preservatives.

This only affects me at night, except for the light sensitivity thing, and the occasional headaches. And the funny thing is, if I sleep on my left side, the top eye (right) is affected far more than the left, and conversely if I sleep on my right side. How come? Does the fluid drain down from the top or something

Anyway, enough questions for now. Hope someone has some answers.

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