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Dry eyes

mine are really sore, Optician suggested eye drops, preservative free of course, anyone recommend a particular brand, there are so many? thank you

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Hylo forte for daytime use, as lacrilube is presently unobtainable, xailin gel at night.

Hope you find the one to suit

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I take the same as Hatsheput and they make a big difference ,plus I’ve got cataracts and am waiting for op xxx

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I use something like Tear drops. However, applying Castor oil on the lids and under the eyes at night, as well as massaging a few drops on the belly button has been helpful, at least for me. Also taking raw carrot, pumpkin, papaya, juice also helps.

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I have terrible dry eyes with a schimmer test of zero. I use 0.5% celluvisc during the day and 1% at night.

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Have you been tested for sjogrens syndrome ? That is dry eyes and also dry mouth. accompanies other auto immune diseases like RA

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My optician suggested Hyco San Extra. I bought it from Specsavers but he says it is available from pharmacies.

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Hyco San extra is good , but expensive and not available on prescription.

My optician recommended clinitas multi, which my GP prescribes, it is a little bit oily, but I use it in the house, at bedtime and buy a limited supply of hyco San extra for when I'm out and about and don't want greasy eyes.

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Lumecare is the best I have tried. Now that I have retired dry eyes are not much of a problem. Think it was down to stress more than anything else.

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Hi I have just started on Clinitas multi drops which someone recommended on a post last week.. my gp put it on prescription for me no problem. Its preservative free and suitable for contact lenses wearers. Not sure how good it is yet as have only been using it 2 days - but its certainly better than the gel I was using previously which made me look as though I'd gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson!!😂

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I've had both eye operations for cataracts and was given prescription for systane. Very good suits me fine. Costs around £10.00 but if like me one of the oldies free prescription! Each one lasts 28 days. Hope this helps.

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Me too...cataracts done & I use Systane in the day & something called Recugel at night, which is a thicker gel to hydrate the eyes whilst sleeping.

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I find hypromellose suits me

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My Rheumatologist wrote to my GP and I now get drops and a gel for night time on repeat prescription. Talk to your GPas these really help.

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Hycosan red or green available at boots and options about£10. Worth every penny

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The preservative can causes inflammation. Therefore, don’t automatically go for the bottle with a dropper because, once the bottle is opened it loses its sterility, even if stored in a chill cabinet. Go for the single dose sterile liquid that is squeezed into the eyes from its plastic ampoule. One ampoule can be divided between the two eyes.

You may have a problem squeezing it if your fingers are not strong enough, in which case get your husband to deliver the drops into the eyes.

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Correct, the ampoules are v difficult to squeeze, doubly difficult if no one is around to help. I do agree though that they are better than the bottle with a dropper. Is there anything on the market with an easier delivery I wonder?

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If you suffer from any form of rheumatoid arthritis, then it is worth worth getting checked out for Sjogrens Syndrome, as this is a common complaint in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. It took me years to get a diagnosis and I have used every conceivable remedy to no avail. I have had this condition for over ten years and various treatments have failed to work. I am in the 'last chance saloon' at present and I have recently undergone further tests and have been put forward for surgery to permanently seal all four eye drains, which should conserve any tears I make to lubricate my eyes. If you also suffer with a dry mouth then it is very likely Sjogrens Syndrome. I hope you find this useful. K.C.

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I have had dry eyes for years & a young Registrar changed my drops a few years ago, to Hyabak & VitA-POS gel for nighttime. He gave me samples & now my GP prescribes them but you can buy them otc.

theapharmaceuticals-shop.co...

scopeophthalmics.com/hylo/v...

My Consultant at Moorfields prescribed ciclosporin eye drops at the beginning of 2016, which I use at night & they have to be used last, so I can't use the VitA-POS at the moment, though I do use it during the day occasionally, when my eyes are exceptionally dry.

theophthalmologist.com/subs...

Ikervis is the brand name for ciclosporin eye drops.

I hope this helps you and you find some relief soon.

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I also have this condition. I don't know if you can get Artelac outside of France, that's what I use and it's paid for by the French health system, as is Celluvisc. My ophtamologist prescribed pink vit b12 drops (can't remember the name), which are very good but quite expensive and not on the national health. I mainly use Artelac, which is comforting, comfortable to use and free. Celluvisc only occasionally as I don't like the gummed-up feeling it gives me, and the Vit b12 if I'm really bad.

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thank you JoParis

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