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  • Dry Eye Story

    Hello everyone,

    In Oct. of last year I started to have a burning sensation in my eyes ALL the time. I have seen one optometrist, three different opthomologists, and one corneal specialist. The first opthomologist said that I wasn't producing enough tears. I measured 7mm in one eye and 5 in another.

    My optometrist that I saw believed it was MGD. He told me to apply hot compresses to my lids and to lid scrubs. He saw me back in three weeks with no improvement. I didn't like him, he only spent about four minutes with me on each visit.

    Then I went to an ancient opthomologist who said I was producing tears but that I was "no speedy gonzalez". He recommended a flurry of different drops.

    Finally, I saw a different opthomologist who prescribed restasis and told me to only Thera Tears. I also like Soothe drops. We tried temporary plugs, but they didn't seem to help me that much.

    Anyway, my eyes seem to be getting better. My question is WHAT was causing this? I did go on an antidepressant after my eye problems started and that made it worse, so I stopped the Celexa. Before my dry eye symptoms started I was contact lens intolerant.

    Anyway, slowly, my eyes seem to be getting better - I'm only putting drops in three times a day or so, and the other day I only needed them twice.

    Here is what I'm doing:

    - Thera Tears and Soothe Drops
    - Flax Seed Oil - 6000 mg daily
    - Fish Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Primrose Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Borage Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Eating fish three times a week
    - Bio Tears Capsules
    - Restasis (almost three months on)
    - Goggles when I'm outside
    - Humidifier in the bedroom
    - Gentle Hot Compress twice a day

    I'm just asking what people think of my story....sorry for all my spelling mistakes

    Trevor

    PS - I'm a twenty year old male and I've been "tested" for a number of auto immune diseases...
    Death to Dry Eye!

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    What was causing this? Who knows. Could be the contact lens wear? A bigger question I might ask is, What is making it better? Could very well be the Restasis, or the combination of everything you are doing. I have seen references that too much fish oil and omega 3's may not be a good thing. I would suggest doing some research and running this list by your regular medical doctor just to be on the safe side.

    - Flax Seed Oil - 6000 mg daily
    - Fish Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Primrose Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Borage Oil - 2000 mg daily
    - Eating fish three times a week
    Every day with DES is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're going to get.

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    • #3
      I have seen my doctor about the Omega 3's, and he doesn't think it will hurt me. I have linked the following site: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/30003857/

      However, I don't know if it's the omega 3's that seem to be helping me...I don't know my eye condition is chronic. I seem to be doing a lot better than I was.

      Trevor
      Death to Dry Eye!

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