General Question

Ed123's avatar

Anybody have some good advice on how to treat VERY bad Dry Eye Syndrome?

Asked by Ed123 (48points) 1 week ago

I have tried drops, night gels, heat patch, warm water… But none of these help. Very painful!

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

7 Answers

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m sure that’s an awful situation. I’m sorry to hear about it.

I found on the Mayo site that there are medications a doctor can prescribe to you. Link I think it’s a good idea to discuss it with your opthmalogist.

LadyMarissa's avatar

For temporary relief, I’ve found that Clear Eyes Complete 7 Symptom Relief with 12 hours of protection helps me through my worst parts of the day. They also have a Triple Relief that is better than nothing but not as good as the Complete!!! There is a prescription one that is better but it costs over $125/month & I’m drawing a blank on the name.

Caravanfan's avatar

Go see an opthalmologist.

advi's avatar

You can try buying over the counter eye drops on the medical store nearest your place, some have effective to loosen up the dryness in your eye. But if you still experience dryness in your eyes, I think that’s the time to go see a professional doctor so as you would know the proper treatment in your eyes.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

If drops and whatnot don’t help you just need to go to the eye doc. Does not sound like OTC remedies and web forum advice will help you here.

JLeslie's avatar

Are you taking any new medications?

Do you take any thyroid medication?

I’d go to a doctor and make sure they test your thyroid. If your eyes are painful and OTC drops and gels aren’t working, you need a doctor to help you.

If it is your thyroid, once your thyroid is regulated with medication your eyes will get better. You might still need some drops, but the situation should improve.

It might be something totally unrelated to thyroid, and there are prescription medications for dry eye.

Is your skin and hair very dry lately also? Is your hair falling out more than usual?

Even if the doctor gives you some sort of diagnosis about eye inflammation or tear quality, make sure he tests your thyroid. I cant say it enough.

JLeslie's avatar

How are you doing? Did you go to the doctor?

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther