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Tear duct plugs?
Jan 6, 2004
... so severe that I had to get all 4 tear ducts permanently closed by cauterization, and I STILL don't have enough tears to keep my eyes comfortable. ... (19 replies)
... I was losing my faith in doctors for a while there too. But from the time I was young, my mom always seemed to be able to find the best doctors for me. I hear so many stories from people about how their doctors are just awful. I have certainly had my share of useless doctors. ... (25 replies)
... w awful it must be to have been born with this. Actually, I remember my own eye dr saying that he has a patient who is a child and has severe dry eyes. I do have the name of another website where someone posted that hr 7 year old son was being tested for sjogrens. It is very rare, but possible to have it that young. ... (6 replies)

... Ohhhhhhhhh, yes, that is why it took you so long to get an appointment. I totally forgot about the Manhattan office. ... (15 replies)
Dry eyes....Help!
Jul 24, 2004
... Different people have different reactions to medicines. The Tobramycin might have been great for somebody else, but for you it may have caused more problems. ... (488 replies)
Dry eyes....Help!
Jul 22, 2004
... Hi Amy! Welcome to the boards! ... (488 replies)
May 26, 2004
... I was diagnosed with dry eye and the doctor inseted silicone plugs after trying a temporary plug. ... (0 replies)
... Unless you are allergic to one of the other ingredients in the preservative free drops, they won't bother your eyes. ... (1 replies)
... NO, you should not be feeling this much discomfort. Yes, for the first few days you are supposed to be aware that something is in there, but it should not cause the problems that you are describing. When you look from side to side, it is expected that you will feel something in the ducts for a few days. ... (3 replies)
... en but there is a clear membrane over it that is keeping it closed. One time he wasn't sure if mine was open or if there was a clear membrane over it, so he took the tweezer that he would use to insert the plugs, and he was able to put it into my tear duct. ... (4 replies)
... I wouldn't worry about being dependent on the plugs Michelle. If you are, you are. It's not terrible, if they help you. It's good that your insurance will pay for it. ... (244 replies)
Tear duct plugs?
Jun 12, 2004
... No I didn't have any negative side effects from the cauterization. The only problem is that sometimes when healing from the cauterization, the body puts the hole back and it has to be redone. Even after it is through healing, sometimes it has to be redone. ... (19 replies)
Dry eye & restasis
Jul 26, 2003
... Donna, I had heard that restasis was supposed to help increase quality as well. However, I also needed help with the quantity part too. Prior to getting my tear ducts cauterized, I had NO tears in my eyes. Then after the cauterization I began to have enough, but we want it to STAY that way, and Restasis can't hurt. ... (11 replies)
... yet whether or not it is helping. My ophthalmologist says it can sometimes take up to 3 months to notice a difference. I have been using it since it came out in the beginning of April. I have had all 4 tear ducts cauterized. That is what has helped me the most. ... (10 replies)

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