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I know how you feel. I have to use tear drops at least 8-10 times a day and that's on a GOOD day!

Of course, I have to ask you the usual questions -

How long have your eyes been this dry for?
What treatments have you tried other than Restasis?
Do you have Blepharitis?
Do you know what is causing your dry eyes? (Have you had blood tests for
Sjogren's Syndrome and Thyroid disorders?)
Do you have punctal plugs?
Who do you see - an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?

I can offer you a lot of information but it would help me to be able to help you if you can tell me those things.

What kind of dry eyes do you have? Do you just not have any tears at all, or are your tears lacking one of the three layers? (water, oil, mucus)

Have you ever had any corneal abrasions or ulcers? Do you get chronic eye infections? (Unfortunately I do)
[QUOTE=purple2067]I know how you feel. I have to use tear drops at least 8-10 times a day and that's on a GOOD day!

Of course, I have to ask you the usual questions -

How long have your eyes been this dry for?
What treatments have you tried other than Restasis?
Do you have Blepharitis?
Do you know what is causing your dry eyes? (Have you had blood tests for
Sjogren's Syndrome and Thyroid disorders?)
Do you have punctal plugs?
Who do you see - an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?

I can offer you a lot of information but it would help me to be able to help you if you can tell me those things.

What kind of dry eyes do you have? Do you just not have any tears at all, or are your tears lacking one of the three layers? (water, oil, mucus)

Have you ever had any corneal abrasions or ulcers? Do you get chronic eye infections? (Unfortunately I do)[/QUOTE]


They have been this dry for about 5 years, before that they were moderately dry. I had punctal plugs and they did not work. I had that test where they put a little piece of paper under your lower lid to see the amount of tears you make and I did not make any tears. I do have hypothyroidism (just found out) but am not being treated for it yet.

Thanks!





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