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It got better. Message of hope 2.5 years later.

I am one of those people from early 2018 who stopped coming here eventually. I could not work, drive, enjoy hobbies, at times sleep. I was in constant pain or strong discomfort apart from sleeping. I left my job, I was stuck at home, contemplating some very dark thoughts, going though panic attacks...

I am better now. Much better.

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Any tips on how to relieve my biggest issue?

Hi All,

i am new here and have been battling dry eyes for 4 months. I’m only 31 and am kinda getting depressed because of the fact that there is a good chance that this won’t go away anymore.

my main issue is that my eyes are really really dry in the morning. For...

Rces 10 years+ after ptk

Hi, I had an eye injury 10+ years ago to my cornea. It didn't heal, the wound kept reopening, the docs tried all the usual drops, bandage contact lense, scraped the front of my eye off with a scalpel then forgot to put a bandage contact lense in and sent me home. I was In a lot of pain. Nothing worked,...

The closed eye harbours a unique microbiome in dry eye disease

Hi everyone,

I really don't know what a lot of it means, but it may be very interesting to many here! It's a brand new piece of research (July 2020) talking about the microbiome and dry eye disease.


How do you cope professioally?

How do all of you cope professionally with the eye redness that comes with dry eye, practically and emotionally? Do you use tinted lenses? How you talk to your colleagues about the issue? Any practical tips for reducing redness without using vasoconstrictors?

I appreciate any thoughts...

Can we have any petition ?

Can we have any petition for curing post lasik trauma like it is currently getting for coronavirus treatments?
suggestions are welcome

How to find a link between diet and symptoms

Hi everyone! I've tried to find answers by searching previous posts, but I can't find much.
I've been writing down everything I eat and drink for the last month or so, and I'm now trying to see if there's any correlation between my diet and my symptoms.
For those who have found that certain...

I feel depressed that nothing works.

I have done my best to condense a number of years of frustration and lack of progress. I'm likely to have missed some details in order to get my main ideas across.

Since childhood I have suffered from pain, irritated eyes, and repetitive blinking. I struggled through childhood and would...

My Eyes 6 Month Story

Hello Everyone,

I have been reading these boards the past few months and finally decided to join to see if anyone had any tips/ideas for my eye issues... Its been a 6 month struggle with the the hardest part being unable to wear my contacts and being forced to wear glasses.. .My vision...
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