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Sometimes trying different types of artificial tears may be of help
If you have been using these artificial tears, you may want to try using Systane during the daytime and Systane gel drops towards the evening
Having dry eye syndrome is an inflammatory condition of the eye and can cause great discomfort at times.
You may want to followup with your eye doctor so that maybe perhaps to calm down the situation he may prescribe a combination of having you use an anti inflammatory eye drop along with your using the artificial tears.
He may prescribe a steroid eye drop or even start you on restasis.In some cases the openings to the tear ducts are blocked so that your own naturally produced tears are not drained.
With your complaint of having a headache, additionally you should probably have your eyes examined so it can be determined if there is a need for a new eyeglass prescription which may help to alleviate your symptoms
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You could also visit this website which discussess dry eye syndrome a little more:
Thanks. What is Systane? And what is Restasis? Can't do much research on web, because of bad eyes.
What would a good combination of anti-inflammatory drops and artificial tears be? (i.e. brand names). Please bear in mind also that I am in the U.K. Can't stay at computer, as this is upstairs.
Systane Ultra is. a lubricating eye drop that is designed to provide extended protection that lasts longer than. most eye drops.The drops could be used while you are awake and you could use Systane lubricating ointment at bedtime. You could order it online if necessary.Also another product that is pretty good is Soothe lubricating eye drops and lubricating ointment These are over the counter products
Restasis is also a drop but is only available by prescription.It is a cyclosporine that helps to treat inflammation caused by dry eye syndrome.
So most anti-inflammatory drops,such as Restasis eye drops and steroid eye drops are only available by prescription from your eye doctor .
I would recommend following up with your eye doctor so that he may set you up with a more appropriate dry treatment than what you currently have now.Which may very well include one of the above mentioned prescription eye drops. Any other questions? Just drop a note in the box below. IF you are all set,a positive rating would be appreciated Thank. You
Yes, did you get my questions on whether St. Johns Wort could have affected my eyes at all? Also, how do you correct blocked tear ducts if this is contributing?
Thank you for your help. It does make sense. I will act on recommendations. I presume my deposit fee is a one-off payment and that I don't have to pay any more?
Just one more thing, though - I presume real pain and soreness would not be sensitivity to light but would be the dry eye syndrome (I definitely haven't got teary eyes)? Would it be better, anyway, to stop using St. John's Wort?