Eyelash problem

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Eyelash problem

Postby bathory313 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:36 am

Ok, so 5 days post-LASIK surgery.......my eyelashes are so gunky and gluey from the Prednisone drops and such that I look like Tammy Faye Bakker on a bad-makeup day.

Does anyone have any suggestions how I may safely clean them? I was told to NOT get water into my eyes and NOT rub them. I dampened a cotton swab with the Refresh Plus solution, and dabbed at them gently, this removed some of the gunky junk but not all......is there a better way? I'm concerned it's not sanitary; and I don't want anything affecting the healing of my eyes.

Any ideas, oh those-who-have-already-traveled-the-path?
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:42 am

Tammy Faye, oh dear.

This is where a friend can help. Verify with your doctor if you can gently clean the lid margins with a Q-Tip dipped in a solution of warm water and baby shampoo, but with your eyes closed. That's where the friend comes in.

Have some artificial tears handy to flush out your eyes.
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Postby bathory313 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:52 am

Thank you for your quick reply. I have a scheduled exam on Thursday; I will be sure to ask the doctor if it's ok. Thanks for a great idea!
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Postby bootfetish » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:33 am

I had this same problem. I really just let them be gunky for a bit. I did find sometimes if I put a lot of drops over the lashes it helped loosen the gunk.
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Postby bathory313 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:33 am

bootfetish wrote:I had this same problem. I really just let them be gunky for a bit. I did find sometimes if I put a lot of drops over the lashes it helped loosen the gunk.


I finally got the go-ahead to use a dilute baby-shampoo solution and GENTLE downward swiping motions to clean the area. Ahhhh......relief!
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Postby DryEye » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:50 pm

Small towel dipped in warm water.
Close your eyes and place over your eyes
Very gently move it around
That should loosen & clean out the lashes
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Postby dede » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:37 pm

My doctor's instructions were also to use the warm towel. I did this for the first week or so while I was taking the medicated eyedrops.

However after this period I began using a special eyelid cleaner that I found at the store. It consists of pre-moistened towelettes that contains a gentle cleanser. It did a good job of getting the gunk off my eyelashes from the artificial tears that were caking on my eyelashes. I did not use this product while I was taking the medicated drops. I would check with your doctor first to make sure it is o.k. to use this product at your stage of recovery.
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Postby DryEye » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:40 pm

TheraTears also has a product that may help http://www.theratears.com/sterilid.aspx
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Postby aspenice » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:42 am

Wherecan you get Thera Tears? I useCelluvisc but find it cakes on my eyes and lashes and am thinking of trying Thera tears? Which one(s) are preservative free and help with moderate dry eyes. I am going to use that Sterlid for cleansing my eyes. Thanks.
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Postby DryEye » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:16 pm

Target or WalMart.
The website has a $1 off coupons you can print out.
Click on the site map on their website www.theratears.com
I have been using them (the preservative free tears) for close to a year.
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Postby aspenice » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:12 am

I went to target, walmart, walgreens and rite aid and none of them had Sterlid. ant it so bad. I looked in the ey drop section. Is it somewhere else? Maybe I should just order it online?
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Postby DryEye » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:47 pm

It does seem to be a tough one to get.
I found it at a Walmart, but not all of them have it on stock
Email TheraTears or check their site.
Also, call some of the Walmarts in your area - One of them has to have it in stock.
ThereaTears also has a $1 off coupon you can print out at their website - Look at their site map for the link
I think it will help you - well worth the effort
I use it from time to time in the mornings
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Postby Borderline » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:24 pm

My doctors office gace me a product to help with this. It is called OCuSOFT Eye Wash. It is a sterile isotonic buffered solution. They also gave me a pack of guaze sponges to use with it, in a gentle downward movement. I'm not sure if you can purchase this online or not, but it does work great.
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Postby dede » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:32 pm

I also used OcuSoft. The product also comes in individually packed, premoistened towelettes that you can carry in your purse with you.

It really gets the gunk out. I found the pre-moistened towelette version at CVS.
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