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    Muro 128 5% OPTH Ointment - Is this recommended for Blepharitis / Dry Eye for night-time lubrication or is it strictly for corneal erosions? I read where it actually dehydrates the cornea to quell corneal edema. Please advise.

    Regards,
    rppnj

  • #2
    Originally posted by rppnj View Post
    Is this recommended for Blepharitis / Dry Eye for night-time lubrication
    No. It's not intended as a lubricant. The ointment base is just the vehicle for the sodium chloride. There are lots of ointments sold for lubrication (pretty much any product ending with "PM") that have the petrolatum and mineral oil that Muro has - without the sodium chloride. Note also that Muro 128 contains lanolin which not everyone can tolerate.

    Manufacturer info on Muro 120 ointment

    The ointment is available without prescription but should be used upon recommendation by an eye care professional....

    Uses
    temporary relief of corneal edema

    Warnings
    Do not use:
    except under the advice and supervision of a doctor
    Rebecca Petris
    The Dry Eye Zone

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rebecca Petris View Post
      No. It's not intended as a lubricant. The ointment base is just the vehicle for the sodium chloride. There are lots of ointments sold for lubrication (pretty much any product ending with "PM") that have the petrolatum and mineral oil that Muro has - without the sodium chloride. Note also that Muro 128 contains lanolin which not everyone can tolerate.

      Manufacturer info on Muro 120 ointment
      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I appreciate your quick response!

      Kindest regards,
      rppnj

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      • #4
        I had a meibography yesterday and extensive dry eye testing by another dry eye specialist (I think this makes it #7, lucky #7!). This time, they had “the” latest equipment available on the market. So very refreshing. They could tell the exact make-up of my tear film (a student of Dr. Paugh and extremely knowledgable). Found out I am not aqueous deficient, but rather I am not producing “quality” oil for my glands. I am being recommended a new fish oil supplement (other than my current Nordic Naturals), at a very high dose.

        I asked if I should be on the Muro 128 ointment at night. The doctor replied “Noooooooo!” rather abruptly. That it has salts in it and that is exactly what my eyes don’t need. I didn’t tell him I used it 8 months ago because I saw that it worked for people on this forum. Now I get the warning label (Warnings Do not use:
        except under the advice and supervision of a doctor). There is a reason it is kept…..behind the counter.

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        • #5
          Hi Cali,
          Can you mention what the "new" fish oil is and what dosage you're taking?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bunnyrabbit123 View Post
            Hi Cali,
            Can you mention what the "new" fish oil is and what dosage you're taking?

            This is the fish oil I was prescribed.

            Omega 3 Fish Oil – liquid or softgel, both available on Amazon

            Liquid Form: Nature’s Answer Deep Sea Fish Oil ($11.82 for 16.0 oz)
            2 teaspoons per day for 1 month
            or
            Softgel Form: Nutrigold ($35.63 for 180)
            2 softgels per day for 1 month

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            • #7
              Is there anything else they told u to do besides the oils?mor just keep doin what ur doing??

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Faith1989 View Post
                Is there anything else they told u to do besides the oils?mor just keep doin what ur doing??
                My new routine is as follows (keep in mind my new diagnosis is I’m “oil” deficient). It would be different if you are aqueous deficient. And, I’ll know on Monday if I have corneal neuralgia or nerve damage via the confocal. If so, I have two choices. Stay on the serum in hopes it will help regenerate nerves (if they look screwy) or, go on a systemic neurological pain med to disrupt the pain signal if my nerves look good but it’s a “brain/pain” signal issue.

                1. Autologous Serum Eye Drops – continue using every 2 hours while awake
                2. Tea Tree Oil – continue Demodex treatment (I have a salve I use)
                3. Zylet – one drop both eyes, every night before going to sleep for 10 days
                4. Warm compress for 10 seconds and gentle eyelid massage with eyes closed every day in the shower
                5. Refresh Optive Advanced as needed during the day time especially before and during
                reading, computer, tablet, cooking, driving, etc.
                6. Testosterone cream – A preparation made at a compounding pharmacy applied to lower eyelids, twice a day
                7. Omega 3 Fish Oil – liquid or softgel, both available on Amazon
                Nature’s Answer Deep Sea Fish Oil ($11.82 for 16.0 oz)
                2 liquid teaspoons per day for 1 month
                OR
                Nutrigold ($35.63 for 180)
                2 softgels per day for 1 month

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cali View Post
                  I had a meibography yesterday and extensive dry eye testing by another dry eye specialist (I think this makes it #7, lucky #7!). This time, they had “the” latest equipment available on the market. So very refreshing. They could tell the exact make-up of my tear film .
                  Do you know the name(s) of the equipment they used to determine the make-up of your tear film? Something new that we haven't seen any posts about? Sounds like a good idea to have this done. Thanks!

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