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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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DR. RICK ONLY-: What is the gunk

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What is the gunk

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

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the gunk is probably mucus and dead cells from your eyes. This tends to build up at night.

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It is not really a sign of infection. Just keep doing the eye scrubs we talked about in the past and use lubricating drops to soothe your eyes.

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Make sense>

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi, Dr. Rick-:

I had the shot, it worked so-so, but the Voltaren (oral) has been helping a great deal (yeah, i know you are not an ortho, but you CAN weigh in on this as a doc--)--

What does this tell us?

No, i mean, SERIOUSLY?




It means that a lot of your pain and issues is secondary to inflammation. If voltaren helps a lot then -- keep on taking it!

Sure would be great if you got relief this way and avoided the knife, eh?

Have a good evening.

Dr. Rick
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


My only worry is that it will burn a hole in my stomach(but i AM taking it w/food....)--

--it might actually be WORTH it!!!!

Hope the weather is as nice in--where ARE you???--as it is here in NY!!


It is in the 80's and raining but pretty good. We can use the water.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

same as here, pretty much--

Are you "allowed'

"to tell me which state you are in (i am in psychotic state--LOL!!)??

Do you think i will be protected by the Prevacid and occasional Pepcid vis a vis the Voltaren?



That and taking it only with a real meal...not just a slice of bread.
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