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Just thought I'd share this with you in case anybody else had the same thing.

I've been struggling with a tearing eye, like running down my face:worried:
Not a huge problem as things go but embarassing as people keep asking if I'm alright. Also at work its difficult to keep wiping your eye when your hands are in an incubator or assisting the docs in a procedure.
So I spoke the the rhuemie specialist nurse.
She asked if I had dry eyes. Normally yes I do, very much so.
She said that the tearing is an overreaction to the dryness and to use drops regularly and see if that helps.
Well I was very sceptical but thought I'd give it a go before contacting the GP (I'm trying as a kind of personal challange to get from one rheumie appointment to the next without bothering my GP:blush: )
I put the drops (Hydromellose) in first thing in the morning before the tearing starts and last thing at night. Amazingly it works.
Fancy that:hehe: Drops in a leaky eye.........and it works.

has anyone else experienced this?
 

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I get one leaky eye (well it pours) and always get very strange looks when it happens! The weather effects the eye leak. It is far worse when the sun shines or the wind is out. I'm out and about in my car so much that I can't use eye drops that often as they cause blurring hence the plugs! I do use drops morning and night plus extra oily one at night!

I'm glad BigSis that you have found something for you that helps control it. I just have become resigned to it happening and look on the positive side that at least one eye is getting more moisture for a while!!

I suffer from dry eyes (map-dot dystrophy syndrome and pigment dispersion) and have plugs in both tear ducts which help much more than the eye drops.

Lesley
 

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Hello Big Sis, Yes Immi is just like you. She uses Hypermellose sometimes and Visco tears sometimes. And her eyes test bone dry on Shirmers Test, Mine do too but I don;t really notice any problems.
x Lola
 

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Hi Bigsis,

Yes it does work and thanks for bringing it up :bigsmile:

Years ago before I was diagnosed with anything my eyes used to stream buckets sometimes, no-one of course questioned it and I used to wonder why the heck it happened. It hasn't been happening very much since my subsequent diagnosis and my use of drops and gel (I had a bone-dry shirmers reading of 0 several years ago and a break in the surface of one eye) . But just recently it started in one eye again, so I've upped my drops during the day and yes it's helped.

I guess everyone thinks dry eyes mean dry eyes, no tears etc. but as your doc said and mine explained it can be an over-reaction to the dryness and he also said something about the quality of tears too. I'm just glad the extra drops work for me and many of us.

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Lily
 
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