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Old 04-08-2013, 17:03   #11
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I have dry eye and use Restasis, prescribed by my opthamologist. I had it years before my diabetes dx. Restasis increases tear production and works brilliantly for me.
Thanks for the information, my doctor is not very good at telling people about their dx or treatment options, so I'll be a bit more clued up when I get to see a specialist

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Restasis for me, too. Fantastic! Expensive- and fantastic.

Also- if you're living in an area with high allergens, make sure to wash your face and rinse your eyes with sterile water and/or the lubricating drops.

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I've had dry eyes for about 3 years and was only diagnosed diabetic this year, but maybe the insulin resistance / prediabetes had a bearing?
Thanks for posting this thread as I was wondering myself if the diabetes and dry eyes might be related.
I find it a very uncomfortable condition and some mornings or during the night if I wake and open my eyes too quickly it is very painful, and the pain lasts for ages.
I haven't found drops terribly useful so would love to know of better ones.
I also have a very dry mouth, and was told its common after menopause.

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I'm back at the docs today, sinus infection is back worse than ever and eyes worse today with burning and blurry vision. The drops I was given give me relief for about 30 seconds :-( going to push for a referral to a specialist.

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I'm still new to 'what can diabetes affect?'. [Everything, apparently.] Same with menopause. And any other meds!

1st- if you have a dental hygienist, ask her/him... or the dentist.

OTC product line that's very helpful: try a gel or spray by Biotene. I also use the oral rinse- not my most favorite taste, but it works. I prefer their gel, called Oral Balance.

Toss out all oral care that contains alcohol.

This might sound way out... but if you've taken antibiotics recently, check that you don't have an oral yeast [thrush] problem. Just had it myself.

Floss, brush, clean w/ a rubber tip around the gum is my routine. Helps enormously.

Tony & Meredith... forgot to mention that at night, at least 30 minutes after using Restasis, I also use Genteal eye gel. Right before I turn off the light, as it makes everything look like I'm under water.

Hope you get some more ideas, Tony!

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Okay - I got lost. Where did we jump from dry eye to oral hygiene?


<edit> nevermind - I see.




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Dry eye syndrome is common with Diabetes. Couple of options, use a artificial tear solution as often as needed or get the duct that drains the fluid from you eye plugged, not something I wanted to do.
I have this problem. Very annoying!

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My eye doc recommended the gel type eye drops at bedtime. My eyes were so dry that I almost had to pry them open in the morning! Made getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom an adventure. Can't count the number of times I stepped on or tripped over the poor dog! The drops really helped me.

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My eye doc recommended the gel type eye drops at bedtime. My eyes were so dry that I almost had to pry them open in the morning! Made getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom an adventure. Can't count the number of times I stepped on or tripped over the poor dog! The drops really helped me.
I have an appointment at the opticians monday, yesterday I could see again, but today I am blurry. When I use the hypromellose drops I can see for about 20 seconds but then blurry again. I'll ask about the night time gel and try it out. I'm ok in the morning, I find it gets worse through the day.

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I have this problem. Very annoying!
Do you have problems with blurry vision from it?

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