... I just had the duct plugs inserted in both upper and lower lids this morning, so sure hope they don't cause irritation. ... (8 replies)
... I'm sorry. I don't know how I missed your post.
The endo I saw (after tests and time, labs back and forth) am hyperthyroid , intermittant graves (because the labs are abnormal, then normal and around and around I go). At first, the tsh was suppressed (nervous, lost wt, temp fluctuations, palps etc) took tapazole first for 6 months then another 6 months (1yr total). Some... (19 replies)
... I have severe dry eye and have tried just about everything, currently using Restasis for a few months without much luck. ... (4 replies)
... Don't forget, if eyedrops do not solve the dry eye problem, there is Restasis that will help encourage eyes to produce tears in some people and there are tear duct plugs that will help eyes retain tears instead of draining like they do normally. I now use Restasis and have the tear duct plugs plus use eyedrops. ... (36 replies)
I did hot compresses for 10 minutes morning and night, set a timer. When doing compresses it seems like a long time when in reality it is not, so, I depended on a timer to tell me when 10 minutes were up.
Now I do hot compresses for 5 minutes in the morning to control.
For dry eyes, I have tear duct plugs in lower lids, use Restasis morning & night, Refresh... (36 replies)
... the Blepharitis finally cleared but still had dry eyes big time. Started Restasis and later had tear duct plugs. ... (36 replies)
... I am using this med. Also, depending on how dry eyes are and whether eye drops correct the problem, plugs can be put in the lower tear ducts in order to keep more tears in the eyes and not drain away. I now have the lower tear duct plugs. ... (16 replies)
... tear duct plugs, etc. ... (10 replies)
... bout 6 months after my transplant. The side effects are called graft versus host disease. It has turned my life upside down. I have absolutely no tears, zero. My tear glands got damaged in the transplant process. I've done everything possible to alleviate the eye pain. ... (9 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. Mine did not have a problem with it either. ... (244 replies)
... I think it just means that they didn't have any patients that got increased tear production when they were doing their studies - doesn't mean it won't happen though. Maybe your dr. is having you start on it to see if it will help you.
I am using Restasis and it has increased tear production for me to the point where my eyes are pretty normal (but I don't have the plugs... (2 replies)
... I've read a little about restasis online. ... (2 replies)
... I do think that the plugs would help you. You should ask about them. My dr no longer uses the "permanent" ones. He said that too many people were complaning about them. ... (22 replies)