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  • epicjinx
    started a topic First IPL

    First IPL

    Went to my appointment discussed about how i may need to rearrange next appointment due to work, but got told it's okay to rearrange if needed for IPL as work comes first. So it was werid i flinched the first 5 hits of IPL on my right eye but didn't flinch much on my left eye. I have grade 2 mgd, and...
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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 Finally can try IPL

    Finally can try IPL

    Emailed my optician about when is the earliest I can get IPL, no responce as of yet but I also asked if allergies would lessen effect of IPL as I'm not sure if my new allergy eye drops (ketofall) are helping. It seems that once allergy is under control and still using fish oil im just a bit off what...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Starting work soon?

    Starting work soon?

    So, ive finally heard from work going to a meeting on the 30th, im really nervous due to it being team member/host, aswell as managing my dry eye... ive never told an employer of my dry eyes, as i was hoping to get enough money and go for ipl to see if it helps, i know these treatments dont take long...
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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 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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  • JenessaP
    started a topic Feeling Discouraged..

    Feeling Discouraged..

    In my 3 year battle with dry eye I have found this site so encouraging when I felt really down and alone in this mess. I have always been reading other people’s stories trying to relate them to my journey and learn what has helped/ not helped but I feel that it’s time I post my own.

    I am...
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    Last edited by Rebecca Petris; 22-Oct-2018, 20:25. Reason: Just added some paragraph breaks to make it easier to read :) :)

  • IPL — scared of permanent damage

    Hi everyone!

    I had my first IPL treatment approximately 1 month ago with an ophthalmologist. The Dr used corneal shields. After the treatment my vision was a bit blurry when I looked into the distance. This side effect lasted about an hour. I do not know whether light or some ointment that...
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  • KeithM
    started a topic MGD from Accutane

    MGD from Accutane

    Hello. I first want to thank Rebecca for this site. I am long term reader of the forum posts, and first time contributor. Over the years, the feedback from the contributors has been a great source of comfort. Considering my increasingly worse dry eye situation in the past year, I wanted to share...
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  • epicjinx
    started a topic Mild Mgd

    Mild Mgd

    I've been on here a while looking at IPL/Lipiflow but cant get access to Lipiflow... So would IPL be an option for someone who has mild mgd? I'm already doing warm compresses once a week, fish oil (thera tears) daily, and lid scrubs only when I need it. Is there any other options for mgd? I think my...
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  • How to keep up self esteem with no contacts/eye makeup?

    Hey Dry Eye Zone,

    Just had some questions for people who have gone from wearing makeup/contacts, to no longer being able to. How have you coped self-esteem wise?

    I'm 26 & before MGD, i (naively) wore contacts and eye makeup everyday, which made me feel attractive. I now...
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    Last edited by malteaser123; 30-Jan-2016, 13:30.

  • I'm a 50 year old women with dry, red eyes. My eye lids and the whites of my eyes are red. My eyes are much worse at night.

    I've been to 3 doctors in the past 3 years and have been diagnosed with MGD disease. I've had a variety of treatments including restasis, hot compresses, punctual...
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  • Gaz86
    started a topic Game changer

    Game changer

    I recently had IPL in London at the Dry Eye Centre and it changed my life. I'm 28 and have had serious issues with dry eyes for about 4-5 years now. I was told years ago by an optician in Leeds that I have meibomian gland dysfunction and I should use an eyebag and wipes. That made basically no difference...
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  • Santaklauzz
    started a topic My experience with MGD (part 2)

    My experience with MGD (part 2)

    Hi everyone.
    I started a thread about my experience with probing and lipiflow a while back. But it quickly became quite chaotic so I thought I'd start a new one. Also, I feel like my understanding of MGD has progressed a lot and I don't necessarily back all of the statements I made in the previous...
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  • claireg86
    started a topic IPL in Europe?

    IPL in Europe?

    Hi all

    I was just wondering if anyone has heard of an opthalmo who does dry eye IPL in Europe?
    I've seen lots of good reviews about the treatments done in the US, but so far no luck finding a practitioner on this side of the Atlantic. I contacted the manufacturers of E>Eye...
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