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Posted by patty on January 21, 2000 at 11:19:13:

I have had dry eyes for 10 yrs. Eye doctors have told me to use artificial tears. I use a homeopathic brand because I use it often and feel that the more natural the better. I also take a Vitamin A supplement and eat lots of beta-carotene. I don't like the idea of the plugs in the tear ducts and hav'nt considered it. It seems to me that there must be some underlying biological imbalance to cause this in the first place.
I've heard that it may be hormonal.....its possible...lots of things are blamed on that.

Does anyone have any ideas on the underlying cause?
Has anyone found a artificial tears product that works for more than 30 seconds? If in fact, giving a product brand name is against message board policy, perhaps we can swap email addresses. Thanks to all.

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