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Eye Strain

Does anyone else just feel like they'd like to keep their eyes closed.

  1. I feel like that very often. I think for me it is my dry eyes rather than macular degeneration. Sometimes in the evening I just have to go to bed, even if I'm not tired. My eyes are so sore I can't keep them open, even with drops. Do you use any lubricating drops? Wendy, Patient Leader.

    1. Yes. I use drops a lot but they don’t seem to help.

      1. have you discussed this with your doctor? Also, if you feel that your eyes are dry, you might find some useful information in another one of our groups Best wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

    2. yes, at first when it happened I thought I needed a nap. Like Wendy, I also have chronic dry eyes. Heavy eyes is one of its many symptoms. If you haven’t already done so, you might mention it to your doctor. It could be as simple as eye strain or another conditioning such as I have. Regards, Sharon Moore Patient Leader

      1. I saw the doctor yesterday. He says it’s dry eyes. He put plugs in my tear ducts to see if that would help. Also told me to use drops without preservatives more often. We’ll see how that goes. Thank you for your response.

        1. my doctor, too, recommends preservative-free drops if I use them more than four times a day, which I usually do. I hope you go well with the plugs in your tear ducts. Are they temporary or permanent ones? Wendy, Patient Leader.

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