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  • Eye lubricant (drops) and post nasal drip

    Does anyone have problems using eye drops for dry eye? I seem to have a constant post nasal drip which has now caused me throat problems. Is this common?

  • #2
    You might have a sensitivity to something in the drops. They do drain through your tear ducts into your nose and down the back of your throat. Are you using a preservative-free drop? What brand?


    • #3
      I'm using Blink as the one from the hospital was plant based and contained wheat and made me ill, as I'm coeliac. I've been using Blink for quite a few months now. They are preservative free.


      • #4
        This might be a dumb question but have you tried pinching/pressing on the corners of your eyes while putting in drops (to block the ducts) and for a little while afterwards? This could help excess (if any) spill outwards instead of through the drains. Also use very, very small drops… I always remember Dr. Holly saying the average human eye surface can only hold about a 1/3 of a drop so the rest is basically wasted.
        Rebecca Petris
        The Dry Eye Foundation


        • #5
          Thanks, I will try that. I do realise a lot gets wasted. I've not put any in today and have tried blinking more often, but I don't think this is the answer.