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Old 10-04-2013, 21:55   #21
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I also would add that you should definitely mention it to the eye doctor. I know that everyone's different, but I usually don't start having vision issues unless my BS is around 300ish. Actually, a few times, that's how I knew I was high. My vision started to get blurry and screwy. If it keeps happening, I would definitely schedule an eye exam, just to be on the safe side. Better safe than sorry, to make sure nothing's going on.

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I got a really interesting explanation from an ophthalmologist once. I was mystified by my experiment with contacts failing because of "dry eyes" when I've always had, if anything, an over-abundance of tears at all times.

As she was examining my eyes, she started pressing her thumbnail quite hard against the rim of my eyelid and sliding it from one side to the other. She explained that your eyes need TWO things. Tears are basically salt water.

But also, in each of your eyelids there are many tiny glands. They're almost half an inch long and end in tiny openings in the edge of your upper and lower eyelids. If you look real closely in intense light, you can see them. These glands secrete OIL onto the eye surface. Without this oil, eyes can become irritated no matter how much salt water your tear ducts are dumping.

I researched it and confirmed the existence of the glands, but no one seems to talk about it much or give much importance to it. More importantly, there doesn't seem to be any advice or treatments when they under-produce.

That ophthalmologist said that they can become dysfunctional causing the problem but also sometimes they just become clogged, hence her rather aggressive thumbnail massage to get them flowing. She suggested I do that myself. It was kind of an extreme move and I'm not sure I ever got the hang of doing it myself.

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Incredible. I have never heard such a thing before, but it makes sense.

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I used to get tiny cysts in those, that drove me nuts, in my teens and twenties! It felt like a grain of sand on my eyelid, and if I opened them by running my clean fingernail over them, they would open up and it provided instant relief. Not that I knew what they were ...

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Yes, Linda, I had those too. Wonder if my glands are still there and if they could be made to function again. Gotta try to remember to ask!


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