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  • Boo
    started a topic New Member Intro

    New Member Intro

    I go by "Boo" on this forum.
    Turned 62 yesterday.
    I use prescription glasses for reading & computer,
    and another pair for distance/everything.
    Diagnosed with dry eyes about 5 years ago.
    Was using artificial tears constantly & had lacrimal plugs inserted...
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    Last edited by Boo; 07-Dec-2018, 08:38. Reason: Added tags

  • epicjinx
    started a topic first IPL tommorow

    first IPL tommorow

    Slightly nervous for IPL, as i dont know what of to expect when getting the treatment (mainly the application of the IPL and what ill feel?). I'll post more tommorow with details about my glands/production/volume etc... just hoping adding IPL to my list of treatments ive tried will push me a bit futher!...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic First IPL booked for next week

    First IPL booked for next week

    I'm excited, and nervous as this is another thing ill be trying out. Currently on a new allergy drop and will take a month to help only been on it for 6 days so far. But as of next week: I have my first IPL session, first part of it is remeasuring my tear evaporation, volume, and looking at my meibomian...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Dust mites?

    Dust mites?

    Today I discovered 5 small brown beetles which I've seen before, I have carpet flooring and I havr only found it dust mites love these? Most of our flooring is carpet, instead of laminate(kitchen and living room only ). I tried to upload a jpeg but its too big. These are tiny beetles which are brown...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Anyone had success with IPL?

    Anyone had success with IPL?

    I'm just curious to who has had some success with IPL? As im going to try it soon enough when i get enough money, just wondering has ipl helped you? Does anyone know, if allergies would counter IPL's effects of helping the oil glands work better? I'm a bit nervous to go for it, but i have half the funds...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Life's not going great

    Life's not going great

    So. I was suppose to start training for a new job and ice been told so many different days and never got a definite date... so freaking about money as my esa assessment is due. I dont mind a job its just; i want to get enough for IPL which would be £450, and then maintenence. My relationship isnt working...
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  • New allergy drop / ever possible for relief?

    So, optremist had to write a new letter to my gp for the new allergy eye drop, my worry will i know it works properly? For months catacrom worked, because my last appointment in may everything seemed to cool down with allergies. But, now im slightly worried because, my tbut was 7/8 thats with...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Ipl in scotland?

    Ipl in scotland?

    Does anyone know if there is IPL in scotland and if it's affordable? Ipl is the only thing I haven't tried yet. Maintaining the disease with fish oil, allergy eye drops, warm compress and hypotonic drops.
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Today's news...

    Today's news...

    Went to my appointment. Asked about inflammation told cant see any on my eyes, oil glands are still producing slightly less than normal but at the appointment, he put evaporative rate stable i enquired about this got the 2 dyes in green and orange, got told my tbut has went up from 6 to 7/8! (Didn't...
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  • nervous again for appointment / relief / thoughts

    Had to make another appointment, as ive had occasional burning and blurriness in my eyes and not sure why. Might ask about antibiotics, as i havent tried these and testing for inflammation as they have the test.... just really hoping for relief! I'm not that far off. Last time was 6 seconds and best...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Several links regarding mgd?

    Several links regarding mgd?

    Hope this is OK to post. Seen a few things arising on mgd and inflammation.
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Another appointment symptoms return

    Another appointment symptoms return

    Ive started getting burning and blurry eyes a few times in the past few weeks. I dont know what to ask for at my appointment a because I've not hit 10 seconds and I don't know if i should ask about inflammation as my eyes are getting more red veins and making me feel worse about my appearance... mild...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Petition


    Hey all just to post the petition and hope we can get more people to sign it! Please share it aswell!
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  • ejmc
    started a topic New & Searching for Suggestions

    New & Searching for Suggestions

    Iím about two years in to my dry eye sensation. I never experienced it until getting contacts (monthly ones). The best way to describe it is that my eyes feel as if I had fallen asleep in my contacts. Never red, sometimes slightly itchy, but more so just, my lids feel stuck to my eyeball.
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  • EyesOpen
    started a topic Dry-eye, EBMD and RCES

    Dry-eye, EBMD and RCES

    I am finally systemically treating my dry-eye disease, and have found a dry-eye ophthalmologist who listens and did purposed tests.

    I would appreciate any feedback from members with experience in these matters.

    Dr. Williams (Arlington, Washington), a dry-eye specialist I saw...
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