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Hi Goba!

Welcome! I'm so sorry to hear that you are having dry eye problems though. Sorry that no one responded sooner, but we don't check this thread quite as much as we used to. This is actually a new thread that was created off of our original thread started back in July that had over 700 replies! We really kept each other company during the worst of our dry eye episodes! So, we all understand how hard dry eyes can be. The good news is that there probably is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am 11 months from surgery. I still have dry eyes and unfortunately mine have not improved much, BUT...ALMOST EVERYONE improves. Some of the other girls who post often in this thread have, and the large majority of people do. I'm still keeping hope that I will improve as well, and from what I've read it is still VERY possible that I will. At 4 months out, you are still VERY early in have plenty of time for your eyes to get better!! I think that mine are just being stubborn and taking longer than usual. Some people are just much slower healers than others. Hopefully you will be out of the discomfort zone in a few months. You just need to be patient and take extra good care of your eyes in the meantime.

Is your dry eye causing alot of pain? I hate when mine is like that because it is so hard to focus and concentrate when your eyes hurt. I do get the "prickly" feeling you are talking about...kind of like my eye is scratching around in my eye socket. Sometimes it also feels like there is something in there, like an eye lash or something, but it is just the dryness. There are so many things that you can try to help relieve your symptoms though. I see you are on Restasis and supplements, that is a good start. What kind of drops do you use, and how often? You need to make sure they are preservative free if you use them often. Do you need to use gel or ointment at night? Are you a student, have a job, etc.? Sometimes lots of computer usage can make the dryness worse. Make sure you blink often when at the computer alot. This will keep your eyes from drying out. At work, I have a humidifier in my cubicle also which I think helps.

There are so many other things you can try...protective eye wear, warm/cold compresses, punctum plugs, etc. It is hard to suggest anything though until we know exactly what your symptoms are. What tear test did you have done? Schirmers or TBUT? Do you know what your score was? Anyway, if you want, write back and give us more information and we can try to suggest some other things for you to discuss with your doctor that might help you get through this rough patch. Let us know, we've all been there and can hopefully help you out!! :) Also, if you have any questions, just let us know!!


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