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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dowork123 View Post

    This is NOT a cure for dry eye, that doesnít mean you canít feel better. What this can do is heal nerves, heal the ocular surface and keep everything functioning as best it can. It reduces pain sensations, most people using serum had a drastic reduction in their OSDI score...which means they felt better. Iíve been on serum about 6 months and Iíve had a huge change for the better. Iíll most likely use these drops until I die or a better option arises.

    Ive heard some people coming off serum after a few years. Iíve also heard that to keep the nerves you regrew, you need to stay on serum forever. Iím assuming you would discuss this with your doc.
    I'm glad to hear it helps you, and it indeed seems to be a really great solution I will surely look into.
    If the serum would have proposed a permanent relief without the need to stay on serum forever, it could have been just awesome.
    Did you try to wean off and see what you feel?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Vertigo View Post

      I'm glad to hear it helps you, and it indeed seems to be a really great solution I will surely look into.
      If the serum would have proposed a permanent relief without the need to stay on serum forever, it could have been just awesome.
      Did you try to wean off and see what you feel?
      Yeah, I cannot do that. When I wake up, my eyes are gritty like sand is in them. As soon as the serum hits my eyes, it takes away that gritty feeling and smoothed out the eye like a marble. Itís temporary, I have to reapply it, but a commercial eye drop would not help me feel that good. Not even close. Now that I make my own serum, I actually have tried mixing it with my oasis tears itís so soothing that way. But I mainly prefer 100% undiluted.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Dowork123 View Post

        Yeah, I cannot do that. When I wake up, my eyes are gritty like sand is in them. As soon as the serum hits my eyes, it takes away that gritty feeling and smoothed out the eye like a marble. Itís temporary, I have to reapply it, but a commercial eye drop would not help me feel that good. Not even close. Now that I make my own serum, I actually have tried mixing it with my oasis tears itís so soothing that way. But I mainly prefer 100% undiluted.
        How many times a day do you apply the drops?
        Do they need to be refrigerated at all times? If so, how can you travel with them?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Vertigo View Post

          How many times a day do you apply the drops?
          Do they need to be refrigerated at all times? If so, how can you travel with them?
          I apply them at minimum every two hours, but I try to apply them every hour if Iím at home. I travel with a few items. I have a refrigerator thatís big enough to hold six soda cans. I can plug it into my car, it keeps things cool when I drive long distances. I also have a small cooler that the size of a television remote control. Itís used for diabetics to hold insulin, but it holds two bottles of serum perfectly which is more than enough for me. When I fly, I take my scripts from my dr and I can pretty much use whatever I want to keep them cold. My steroids are preservative free and need to be cold also. And yes, they are similar to milk, you canít let them get warm for too long or too frequently or it can spoil. That is definitely a drawback. I do hate that I have to keep them cold, but they offer so much relief I donít really care.

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