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  • TARYN
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    I never heard of it. I didn't get a diagnosis of CCH until I went to Dr Tseng and went through the testing that a dry eye specialist like him would do. The AMT surgeries have been miraculous for me. To have tearing and redness and irritation gone made a huge difference in quality of life.

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  • MGD1701
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    Thanks Taryn
    Do you know LIPCOF? Do you happen to know its links to CCH?

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  • TARYN
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    Normally I have very good vision, but when I had inflammation it had a slight effect like not enough tears on the surface. No halos or glares etc

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  • ebi1368
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    Originally posted by TARYN View Post
    The IPL kicked up some temporary inflammation. It did not do any permanent damage. Dr Toyos who did the IPL gave me some steroid drops after the IPL but I still had irritation. The Prokera luckily got rid of that. The doctor did not comment on the reason why I had a reaction but I was relieved the Prokera got rid of the redness and irritation. I did have MGD but steaming my eyelids and supplements has made that better. I had a mild case of CCH but I think it was diverting the tears. I had cosmetic lower eyelid surgery so that may have caused CCH. Never tried Lipiflow
    Taryn,

    When you had inflammation, did it affect your vision as well? Like Halo, glare and etc?
    sorry for many questions

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  • TARYN
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    The IPL kicked up some temporary inflammation. It did not do any permanent damage. Dr Toyos who did the IPL gave me some steroid drops after the IPL but I still had irritation. The Prokera luckily got rid of that. The doctor did not comment on the reason why I had a reaction but I was relieved the Prokera got rid of the redness and irritation. I did have MGD but steaming my eyelids and supplements has made that better. I had a mild case of CCH but I think it was diverting the tears. I had cosmetic lower eyelid surgery so that may have caused CCH. Never tried Lipiflow

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  • MGD1701
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    Originally posted by TARYN View Post
    I had the Prokera done about 10 years ago. It did have a long lasting effect.
    After the IPL, I got burning and redness and irritation. It didn't seem to go away on it's own so I got the Prokera and it worked.
    Several years before that I had been diagnosed with chalasis and had the surgery to get rid of the wrinkling in the conjunctival and have the AMT placed on that area for healing. The chalasis had given me similar problems with inflammation, redness and burning. Since the AMT worked so well to get rid of those symptoms from the chalasis .. I decided to try the Prokera after I had problems after the IPL. More recently I had a pinguecula removed and also had the AMT with very good results. So to answer your question, the AMT surgery and Prokera seems to deliver great results for me. My ocular surface is smooth and comfortable.
    Hi Taryn, thanks for sharing.
    IPL: your experience is not so common. Did doctor comment reasons for your burning and redness?
    Did you have inflammation, MGD apart from CCH? Did doctor say causes for CCH? Did you have LipiFlow prior to IPL?

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  • TARYN
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    Hi Ebi,
    Good luck. Just make sure the doctor you go to has experience with Prokera. Prokera is good because it is not surgery and your recovery is quicker. I remember using steroid drops for about a week or two after Prokera just like I used steroid drops after the AMT surgery. I am so grateful these procedures exist, because it has helped so much.

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  • ebi1368
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    Originally posted by TARYN View Post
    I had the Prokera done about 10 years ago. It did have a long lasting effect. After the IPL, I got burning and redness and irritation. It didn't seem to go away on it's own so I got the Prokera and it worked. Several years before that I had been diagnosed with chalasis and had the surgery to get rid of the wrinkling in the conjunctival and have the AMT placed on that area for healing. The chalasis had given me similar problems with inflammation, redness and burning. Since the AMT worked so well to get rid of those symptoms from the chalasis .. I decided to try the Prokera after I had problems after the IPL. More recently I had a pinguecula removed and also had the AMT with very good results. So to answer your question, the AMT surgery and Prokera seems to deliver great results for me. My ocular surface is smooth and comfortable.
    Thanks Taryn!
    I am trying Prokera in next few months. Hope it gives me a good result as well

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  • TARYN
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    I had the Prokera done about 10 years ago. It did have a long lasting effect. After the IPL, I got burning and redness and irritation. It didn't seem to go away on it's own so I got the Prokera and it worked. Several years before that I had been diagnosed with chalasis and had the surgery to get rid of the wrinkling in the conjunctival and have the AMT placed on that area for healing. The chalasis had given me similar problems with inflammation, redness and burning. Since the AMT worked so well to get rid of those symptoms from the chalasis .. I decided to try the Prokera after I had problems after the IPL. More recently I had a pinguecula removed and also had the AMT with very good results. So to answer your question, the AMT surgery and Prokera seems to deliver great results for me. My ocular surface is smooth and comfortable.

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  • ebi1368
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    Originally posted by TARYN View Post
    Nothing scientific. My eyes were inflamed. They were red and irritated. The inflammation stayed for awhile. Then I went to Dr Tseng and he used Prokera to calm the eyes down. The Prokera got rid of the inflammation that the IPL kicked up.
    When did you do Prokera?
    Are you you still seeing benefits from it?

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  • TARYN
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    Nothing scientific. My eyes were inflamed. They were red and irritated. The inflammation stayed for awhile. Then I went to Dr Tseng and he used Prokera to calm the eyes down. The Prokera got rid of the inflammation that the IPL kicked up.

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  • deep_dry_eye
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    Originally posted by TARYN View Post
    The IPL actually made things worse. I had more inflammation after the IPL treatments with Dr Toyos
    How did you quantify the inflammation? Via osmolarity tests?

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  • TARYN
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    The IPL actually made things worse. I had more inflammation after the IPL treatments with Dr Toyos

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    Originally posted by Jahcpa View Post

    No it did not help. Benign Essential Blepharospasm is a dystonia. I found out I never really had dry eye. I now get botox injections every other month and I have my life back.
    Im very happy to hear that. I never really had true dry eye either. I have floppy eyelid syndrome. Iím getting my life back as well. Although I wish I only needed Botox lol. Iím happy for you!

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  • Jahcpa
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    Originally posted by Dowork123 View Post

    Did it help? And what was your main issue that it resolved? Iíve never heard it used for that before.
    No it did not help. Benign Essential Blepharospasm is a dystonia. I found out I never really had dry eye. I now get botox injections every other month and I have my life back.

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