I have tried every eye drop I could for my dry eyes but this has to be the best for me. This is how I use it and it has brought my right eye back to the way it felt before surgery. It's called Dakrina but I must not over use it. That means if I use it TOO much, it leaches out the eye, so I use it a maxium of 5 to 6 times a day. There will be a few times in between that I will want to over do with the drops, but I don't if I want it to work. I Also try not to use other over-the-counter drops with Dakrina. especially ointments because that interfers with its success. I had a hard time adjusting to this regiment but after I did I finally received it's benefits. Dakrina is for daytime and I use it's sister drop, Dwelle, for sleep. My nite routine is one or two drops of Dwelle in each eye, then one or two slow full blinks then don't open my eyes untill I wake up or if they get dry again during the nite(then repeat the process). You will get crusty eyelashes. My problem is lasik surgery on dry eyes.\
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Hi Ettna, where can you get this eye drop? I have tried just about every eye drop out there that I can get my hands on, but have never heard of this one. Would love to give it a try. Is it prescription? Thanks.
I also never heard of Dakrina. My eye doctor just put me back on Restasis (prescription). I also use Systane (over counter) eye drops whenever I need to supplement Restasis, which can be used as often as needed.
These eye drops were developed through the Dry Eye Institute (I believe in Texas) Doctor Holly, president of the institute, has been working on dry eye drops and this, so far are the very best drops for me and hopefully for you. I am so glad that I came across these eye drops. You can get them through your Doctor or ( website removed - please read and follow the posting rules ) You will have to eventually give up all other drops especiall nite ointment because they interfer with the success of these drops. It took me 2 weeks, to see major improvement and 6 times a day is about maximun usage because I noticed that too many drops leach out and cause more dryness.
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GOOD LUCK. I HOPE THIS DROP WORKS FOR YOU
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I found them on the web. Tried to order free samples. Unfortunately, they can't send them to Canada. I'm next going to try to order them and see if they'll send them. Sometimes, we can't get certain drops as they haven't been approved here. We can't get Restasis. Crazy, huh? Why not let us decide.
sorry to hear you cant receive the drops in Canada. I believe the drops are pretty mild due to they don't require a prescription through the Dry Eye Institute. Is it ok if I ask you what your exact eye problem is? My is, I had lasik surgery and left my eyes severly dry. I have been misserable ever since. These drops do seem to help, especially my right eye, it is almost back to normal. I hope you receive this e-mail. I am not a computer wiz and hope I am doing this right.. I would like to keep in touch with you. Will I be able to e-mail you again. Ettna
Guess what. I e-mailed the company and they said they expect to ship to Canada in a couple months. So, I may be able to get them after all. My problem is blepharitis and mebomitis with ocular rosacea. Combination causes my eyes to be dry. I have had this for eleven months. I find the best eye drop I've use so far to be Similian, but effects last for such a short time. I've also tried all the gels and they blur vision. A lot of them bother my lids because of the blepharitis. Glad you've found something to help. I've read that lasik surgery causes dry eyes. I would imagine it would be temporary. Lets hope so. My problem should improve eventually, but oh it's so slow.
Hi Etta, I am also suffering from post-lasik dry eye. How long ago did you have surgery? I'm thinking about giving these drops a try, but I am worried about the preservatives that they contain. I have sensitive eyes.
Hi, Glad to hear you will be able to order the eye drops soon. But I am sure it will seem like a long wait. I looked up blepharitis and if I understand it right their is an infection of a gland and swelling with redness. I hope this subsides soon and I really wish you luck. by ettna
Missy, My lasik surgery was 4 years ago. These eye drops have reduced the dry eye effect in my right eye to almost normal. My left eye had complications and I am still using the drops and hoping for the best for my left eye. These eye drops are non-irritating for my sensitive eyes. Dakrina and Dwelle have never caused me any discomfort. Stick with Dakrina day time and Dwelle nite. GOOD LUCK Ettna
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the glands in the lids that secrete oil. This oil is necessary for lubrication of the eye. Since I don't get that lubrication, my eyes are dry. There are some tears, but no oil to mix with them. I don't know if the oil will come back. I hope so.
I have bad dry eyes too. I had dry eyes for 29 years, and then I had cataract surgery, and though I'm not sure it actually made them worse, they are definitely not better.
I use Refresh tears without preservative.
ettna, your enthusiasm for this other brand is pretty overwhelming. It sounds like you are advertising for the company. I hope this doesn't sound rude. My father once said the same thing to me because I was so enthusiastic about a chain of natural food stores. My sister has also gotten overly enthusiastic for an exercise chain and a restaurant.
It would be interesting if you tried a different brand of drop now to see if they work just as well. Maybe this D-something brand just happened to be the one you used when your eyes were starting to really recover from the Lasik. But then again, as they say, "If it's not broken, don't fix it."
Hi, I don't mean to advertise, I just know how misserable dry eyes are and looking for relief is almost imposible, All I know is I feel better. I just wanted to share. I have searched the internet and came across some individuals who have posted their dry eye stories and mentioned how they liked this eye drop. I took their advise and tried it. I can't guarantee this eye drop and I hope I haven't offended anyone. Thanks Ettna