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    Hi, this looks like a simple, cheap, and effective treatment protocol discovered by Japanese researchers (2017), and I was wondering if anybody has tried it.

    "Effects of a warm compress containing menthol on the tear film in healthy subjects and dry eye patients."

    I'm thinking about conducting my own little experiment, but since I use a Bruder-type eye mask I'm not sure how to apply the menthol.

    And I wonder if there would be less improvement among those of us with LASIK who might have a dysfunctional afferent corneal nerve reflex arc?
    Menthol is thought to stimulate lacrimation via activation of cold-sensitive primary afferent neurons in the cornea. We evaluated a warm compress containing menthol as a potential treatment for dry eye by examining its effects on the tear film in healthy ...

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    This sounds interesting ! Iím also interested in finding out if it works !!

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    • #3
      That was a really interesting find! Thanks for posting it!
      Rebecca Petris
      The Dry Eye Zone

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