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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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