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    Old 07-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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    Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    I've been having "puddles" of liquid in my right eye (occasionally in my left eye but mostly in the right one). Been to the otolaryngologist who says it's all a part of dry eye (which I suffered from over the past few years). But now...the puddle and I know it's there w/o looking because the eye that's affected feels irritated. So, I'm using the warm compress in the morning, followed by a foam they recommend, then put the Systane Complete in each eye. It's helped only a little bit. Has anyone else endured this misery and does anyone have any recommendations? My otolaryngologist is very good (as I've been told by a number of people in this area) but I'm still frustrated.

     
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    Old 07-06-2019, 11:40 AM   #2
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    You probably should see an ophthalmologist, a MD of the eye.

     
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    Old 07-06-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    Zee703,

    There were a few times when I felt that I had dry eyes. My eyes would feel scratchy like there was a lack of lubrication. So, what did I do? I didn't go to a doctor, I just drank a big eight ounce glass of water. And presto! My eyes were back to normal.

    I knew a man who suffered from dry eyes and his doctor prescribed some kind of eye drops. But I found out that this man, who was a family friend, did not like drinking water. He said that he would drink beer in the summer to stay hydrated. But everyone should know that the end result of drinking beer is that it will cause dehydration.

    I don't know your age but I know that a very high percentage of elderly people are dehydrated. To a lesser extent middle age people too.

     
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    Old 07-06-2019, 06:41 PM   #4
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    Ive had dry eye all my life...Ive never seen puddles as you describe them. I use systane drops and other OTC drops which help. but the best thing that I did was get plugs. See an ophthalmologist... ENTs do not treat the eyes.
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    Old 07-07-2019, 10:07 AM   #5
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    Absolutely see an opthamologist asap...there are viruses such as herpes, or even allergies that cause continual wet eye as you describe. This should be checked, because what you have needs a specialist.

    Please let us know the outcome.

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    Old 07-08-2019, 09:05 AM   #6
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    I went back to read my post and couldn't believe I typed otolaryngologist. I've been seeing an opthamologist since last December for this condition. Nothing seems to help. I've been doing the warm compresses + using OccuSoft every morning and putting in Systane Complete afterward. Going again to the eye doctor tomorrow morning. Thanks, everyone, for your responses to my original post.

     
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    Old 07-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #7
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    An easy mistake....maybe consider to see another more specialised specialist? (If that makes sense).

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    Old 07-12-2019, 09:05 AM   #8
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    That's just what I was thinking about this morning...maybe it's time to visit another opthalmologist to see what he/she thinks. A friend did some research last night (on the 'net) & said it sounds like there's no cure, just treatment. Thanks for your suggestion. I needed a nudge in this direction!!

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    Old 07-12-2019, 09:25 AM   #9
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    The point of other opinion is to hopefully have an actual diagnosis...curious if tear ducts are blocked or too narrow?

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    Old 07-15-2019, 06:15 PM   #10
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    The liquid that makes up the "puddle" is part of the eyeball, the part that covers the center part of the eyeball. That's why the dr said to never try to dry that puddle (my word...he never says "puddle"!) I'm using Alaway and an antibiotic right now and it's not as bad as last week.

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    Old 07-16-2019, 08:54 AM   #11
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    Clarifying....your eyes aren't watering? The puddles are meaning the conjunctiva is swollen, puffy and looks like there is water behind it?

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    Old 07-23-2019, 06:51 AM   #12
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    It looks like water in the right corner of my right eye and when it's there, the eye feels irritated. What is collected there is not water but part of my eyeball, according to the doctor.

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    Clarifying....your eyes aren't watering? The puddles are meaning the conjunctiva is swollen, puffy and looks like there is water behind it?

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    Old 07-23-2019, 10:30 AM   #13
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    Ok....understand now. I have the same thing, although not continually, and it's worse in mornings after I wake up. If the area is reactive, such as from something in my eye or I touch the area after petting my cat, it gets worse.

    That area also gets crinkly and feels like I have something in it....a weird sensation.

    Do you have other issues such as dry mouth?

    What eye drops are you using....I've found the Systane Complete the best so far. And when my eye is as reactive and puddle as you describe, I use an allergy drop such as Hydra Sense allergy to lower the swelling, then the Systane Balance.

    I have Sjogren's, but at least I now understand that it's not just dry eye syndrome.
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    Old 07-23-2019, 06:34 PM   #14
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    I don't think I have dry mouth but then I do like to have ice cold drinks (ice tea, usually) a lot, but I take Allegra D which can cause that condition.

    I was using Systane Complete and then my doctor put me on Alaway which I'm using in between the Rx (which was very costly)each day. I used to have dry eye a lot but then I had plastic surgery on my upper and lower eye area and haven't had dry eye since then (knock on wood). I'm probably going to consult with another eye specialist as I think this "puddle" condition is not going to go away. The Rx is to keep any infection away right now (I got a doozy of a case of conjunctivitis two months ago).

     
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    Old 07-24-2019, 10:16 AM   #15
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    Re: Wet Eye/Dry Eye???

    You've added more to the story now as in surgery and infection....seems probably as the doctor stated as extreme dry eye and its result.
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