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Recently diagnosed dry eye

Hello, I’m new to this forum. I am 21 years old male. Roughly a year and a half ago I began experiencing what I would primarily say was eye fatigue, soreness, and stinginess. It felt as though when I woke up in the morning, my eyes never refreshed like they used to and I was in a haze the whole...

new user, I have the full dry eye package

Hello, I am a 27 years old guy who suffers from basically everything I read on this forum.

STRONG photophobia
loss of meibomian glands

Everything I am doing at the moment feels like it does nothing or little to nothing:

Registration email never arrived - what to do?

Hi everyone,

I feel a little ridiculous asking this, but I can't figure it out.

I tried to register here yesterday, but the confirmation email never arrived. I can't figure out how to resend it and without it, I can't use the account.

What should I do?

Serum drops?

I started getting dry eyes a year and a half ago. Despite all therapies tried, it keeps getting worse. Now its so severe that I can barely keep my eyes open and my quality of life has gone down a lot. I cannot drive, exercise or really even have a conversation with someone, as my eyes want to keep...

Hi Everyone, This is (the begin) of My Story

Hi everyone and thanks for this forum.

I'm italian and I'm not 100% comfortable with english so I apologize for my errors.
I also apologize if I skipped some FAQs, this forum is very rich of info and I'm sure I will have the time to explore it.

I’m an Italian 27-year-old...

Healed with Dietary Intervention. You Must Try AIP!

Hi all!

After about 9 months of dealing with severe meibomian gland dysfunction accompanied by dry eye, I am happy to say things have gotten 95% better. For all intensive purposes, I am healed. I once was on 3 different medications for my eyes plus daily touch ups like warm compresses and...

European Training Network for Integrated Training in DES Drug Development (IT-DEDł)

IT-DEDł is a project funded by the European Union's Research and Innovation programme H2020 - MSCA (grant agreement 765608). European Training Network for Integrated Training in Dry Eye Disease Drug Development (IT-DEDł), a rather difficult title that could be roughly translated to: different organisation...

Shortage of Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert)


My wife has SS and SLE with severe sicca syndrome. She uses a lot of medications (prednisolone, hydroxychloroquine, azathioprine, rituximab, restasis, artificial tears, +++) but what works best for her when it comes to lubrication is Lacrisert in combination with one specific type of...

Starbursts during the DAY! Help!

I've posted about this before but forgot to stress one point, my visual symptoms are not only at night but also during the day! Hence nothing to do with pupil size.
When I look at bright car lights during the day, I will see a huge but thin starbursts surrounding it. This happens when my pupil...
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