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In my quest in continuing to find a dry eye solution I'm trying another tactic next week. Punctual plugs - upper and lower. My issue is stage 3-4 MGD but I figure it's the end of the year and I met my deductible so why not try it? I had my lowers plugged about a year ago but...

Question for those who successfully use Xiidra :)

For those who successfully use Xiidra, did you find that you initially experienced increased eye redness, which then resolved as the drops began to work?

Thank you! I'm thinking of restarting my Xiidra but have concerns.

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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...

Oral Hyaluronic Acid supplementation for dry eye

Hi. Anyone tried oral Hyaluronic Acid? Just read some research to say along with eye drops containing Hyaluronic acid supplementation of Hyaluronic Acid can help dry eye.

In need for some airtight cycling glasses recommendations

Hello there!

I do a lot of cycling (daily commuting) and used to not wear any eye protection, resulting in watery eyes at the end of every trip, and might have been one of the reasons for why I have developed MGD. That's why I started wearing (sport) cycling glasses (uvex 611 VL), but as...

"Reproxalap demonstrates positive phase 3 results for dry eye"

"Topical ocular reproxalap improved ocular dryness more than vehicle in the first part of a phase 3 trial, Aldeyra Therapeutics announced in a press release.

The ongoing, adaptive, two-part, multicenter, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-masked, parallel-group phase 3 RENEW t...

Discontinuation rates of Restasis (Cyclosporine) and Xiidra (Lifitegrast)

An interesting article on Restasis and Xiidra discontinuations. 60-70% Dry Eye patients discontinue these drugs. Please research and ask your doctor questions before getting any of these treatments....

Is there any permanent solution for dry eyes at the age of 60?

Hey there,

My grandmom is 60 years old. She is an Indian native and last month she came to Canada for a visit. Since last week, she has eye irritation and discharges from her eyes. When consulted an ophthalmologist in Toronto, they suggested undergoing some tests. Later she was diagnosed...

could my doctor be wrong about my corneal neuralgia?

my ophthamologist, who is a dry eye specialist and very knowledgable, insists that i have corneal neuralgia aka phantom cornea etc. he tells me my eyes are healthy and my symptoms are way out of proportion to what i'm feeling.
can anyone with knowledge on this subject tell me what they think?...

Hello from Sweden

Hello everybody,

Just feel like writing myself of a little bit. My name is Marcus, Iím 27 years old from Sweden,
and i have had dry eyes (MGD) for over 6 years now. 6 years of hell, in a period of life which should
really be something else.

The first years I had...
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