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What to consider when buying a new PC monitor?


I've had dry eyes for like two years and it's pretty bad. I still have to work and study a lot using a computer, and I've been thinking of buying a new good quality monitor to hopefully help with the eyestrain. I'm also very much addicted to watching screens on my free time so there's...

Rinse Xiidra out of your eyes after ten minutes?

I'm new here so I'll just dive in. Been using Xiidra off and on for six months. It definitely works; I don't hardly use Systane drops any more. But the burning and blurriness is hard to handle. Lately I've been putting my drops in, and if my eyes are still blurry ten minutes later I put some Systane...

Refrigerate Xiidra.

Does anyone refrigerate their Xiidra?

Chalazion Removal Surgery upcoming.

Hi All,

I posted a few few weeks back a photo of what my Optometrist thought was either a tumor or chalazion.

I have visited two Opthamologists now and they have both diagnosed it as a chalazion.

He has recommended surgery in one months time to remove the chalazion...

I AM CURED!!!!! You can be too. Everyone!!!!

Hi all, sorry I didnít update sooner but Iíve been having fun. I read, I sew, I work in air, I watch TV and I shop in air conditioned malls!!!!! My last Schirmer test was 18. Big improvement from 0 eh? That is not a typo. I got zero. Twice.

Anyway, long story short, no more punctual plugs...

Dry eyes and work

How condusive is your occupation to dry eyes? Since so many jobs require computers/ screens these days, what have you done/ do you do to manage this...

IPL vs sauna

I tried warm compresses a few times (~16 minutes, bundle method). I feel relief but it is quite short. At the same time after the sauna I feel relief for about 24 hours. Also I recently played tennis for about 3 hours and later also felt relief for ~12 hours. Seems like intensive processes which affect...

Hemp oil on eyelids/around eyes (+ CoQ10)

Hi, please donít expect me to answer questions on this since I never visit the site, just wanted to pop in to tell you about something that gives med relief: hemp oil applied on the eye lids so some of it makes it into the eyes. Should be a small amount and applied with clean fingers obviously, also...

Kinda new here

Hey everyone,
I am new to this site, although I have posted a few times without introducing myself. Rude, I know. I have not actually been diagnosed with dry eyes, but I am having some dry eye problems recently. For some reason, I am not able to wear my gas perm lenses which I have tolerated...
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