The Eyes Have It

Does anybody experience severe dry eye problems after having had external beam radiotherapy to the neck? I’ve been told there’s nothing more that can be done for my dry eyes, and it’s taken me a long time to finally realise that my eyes need lubricating with night ointment during the day instead of with thinner drops.

I’ve tried a couple of night ointments (Xailin and VitA-POS), but as soon as I put them in my eyes then I feel the inside of my neck become tighter straight away.  I’m one of those souls who are very sensitive to various medications, but today on the third attempt I’ve found out that I can tolerate Hycosan Night Ointment fairly well.

What a relief!

Dry, burning and sore eyes makes you feel as though you just want to crawl into bed and go to sleep.  I know I’ll have to live with this condition for the rest of my life, but boy oh boy is it good to find an ointment that works!

Do you suffer from dry eyes?  How do you cope?



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