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Old 01-31-2020, 08:16 AM
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Who has mebomian gland and dry eye issues? Who is your doctor? Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:21 AM
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I was not familiar with this eye condition so I looked it up. I hope you will not think I am being intrusive, but just in case you have not seen the info I found, I have attached the link here. This site All About Vision can be helpful to those who are not in the medical field but want to learn more about what they are dealing with.

While I was looking for the information, I saw a list of other publications for the profession of ophthalmology. I did not read those articles -- just the titles. But I did notice that the author of one of those publications is a corneal specialist who practices in my home city. Although I realize that does not help you to find a doc in TV, the reason I am even mentioning this part is that you might need to find the corneal specialty within the field of ophthalmologists.

If there is not a corneal specialist in TV, a general ophthalmologist might be able to refer you. If you have no luck, you might want to check with Shands or some other place where there is wider access to specialties.

From my short read this morning, it looks like there is lots of hope for successful treatment. I wish you well.

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): The cause of your dry eyes?
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:40 AM
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I was not familiar with this eye condition so I looked it up. I hope you will not think I am being intrusive, but just in case you have not seen the info I found, I have attached the link here. This site All About Vision can be helpful to those who are not in the medical field but want to learn more about what they are dealing with.

While I was looking for the information, I saw a list of other publications for the profession of ophthalmology. I did not read those articles -- just the titles. But I did notice that the author of one of those publications is a corneal specialist who practices in my home city. Although I realize that does not help you to find a doc in TV, the reason I am even mentioning this part is that you might need to find the corneal specialty within the field of ophthalmologists.

If there is not a corneal specialist in TV, a general ophthalmologist might be able to refer you. If you have no luck, you might want to check with Shands or some other place where there is wider access to specialties.

From my short read this morning, it looks like there is lots of hope for successful treatment. I wish you well.

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): The cause of your dry eyes?
This just emphasizes my long standing warning about trying to glean medical information from the internet. Someone read about Meibomian Gland Dysfunction/Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and came away with the need to see a CORNEAL specialist????!!!!.. Consider using artificial tears until you get an appointment with a general ophthalmologist, and skip Web MD.
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I am by no means an expert on this, but I am aware that for some people with dry eyes they can put in small plugs in the inside corner of each eye where excess moisture drains from the eye, and for some this helps. Just something to discuss as a possible option with your eye doctor.
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This just emphasizes my long standing warning about trying to glean medical information from the internet. Someone read about Meibomian Gland Dysfunction/Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and came away with the need to see a CORNEAL specialist????!!!!.. Consider using artificial tears until you get an appointment with a general ophthalmologist, and skip Web MD.
Hey, ge, how predictable. I knew. I just knew you would come after me with that attitude. Oh my! How dare I try to help someone by providing a little info on a wide variety of treatments that might require a specialist. (You can’t see my knowing smile, but it’s on.)

You have let us all know that you are a doctor. I am not, nor have I ever been anything in the medical field.

BUT you have no idea who I am, what I know, who I know, what I have faced, what I have been close to, and/or what I have been successful in navigating through to help find the right doctor for serious medical issues — and yet you dismiss me as being stupid. Gee, ge, I guess I just don’t know my place.

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Old 01-31-2020, 11:16 AM
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Hey, ge, how predictable. I knew. I just knew you would come after me with that attitude. Oh my! How dare I try to help someone by providing a little info on a wide variety of treatments that might require a specialist. (You can’t see my knowing smile, but it’s on.)

You have let us all know that you are a doctor. I am not, nor have I ever been anything in the medical field.

BUT you have no idea who I am, what I know, who I know, what I have faced, what I have been close to, and/or what I have been successful in navigating through to help find the right doctor for serious medical issues — and yet you dismiss me as being stupid. Gee, ge, I guess I just don’t know my place.

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Please don't tell me THAT was your take home message from my post. I don't think of you as stupid, and the problem with internet medicine is usually the content and the way it is presented, not with the person trying to research a topic. Heck, I've had University professors in a variety of fields with PhD's, engineers and lawyers as patients who did their own internet research and have come away with horrendous conclusions, and none of them are "stupid" I have submitted content to Web MD several times, and the way in which it has been edited resulted in loss of accuracy and meaning.

Why would you take the post personally? You know that my advice for years has been to skip the internet and see a qualified health care professional. No matter how many hours a person spends on the internet, it is hard to compare with years of education and experience. It's also extremely difficult to diagnose anything remotely

So bottom line, I was not criticizing you, but making the general warning about internet medical sites. If that offended you, I apologize.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:29 AM
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Please don't tell me THAT was your take home message from my post. I don't think of you as stupid, and the problem with internet medicine is usually the content and the way it is presented, not with the person trying to research a topic. Heck, I've had University professors in a variety of fields with PhD's, engineers and lawyers as patients who did their own internet research and have come away with horrendous conclusions, and none of them are "stupid" I have submitted content to Web MD several times, and the way in which it has been edited resulted in loss of accuracy and meaning.

Why would you take the post personally? You know that my advice for years has been to skip the internet and see a qualified health care professional. No matter how many hours a person spends on the internet, it is hard to compare with years of education and experience. It's also extremely difficult to diagnose anything remotely

So bottom line, I was not criticizing you, but making the general warning about internet medical sites. If that offended you, I apologize.


I appreciate the response. Thank you.

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I appreciate the response. Thank you.

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No problem, and that WAS classy. Posts on a web forum often do not convey the attitude or intent of the author
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Who has mebomian gland and dry eye issues? Who is your doctor? Thanks.
We very much like Dr. Jodie Armstrong at Ocala Eye, Village office is across from Laurel Manor Rec Center.

She told me to buy an over the counter medication for dry eye and it really works. (It isn't cheap) It comes in one use tiny vials, enough for both eyes and the effectiveness will sometimes last for several days.

She has a very good curriculam vitae AND she is kind and warm. She removed my cateracts and it was a comfortable, not ouchy process, and it restored my vision. I like all of the ophthalmologists in different eye specialties at Ocala eye. They do have a Retina specialist.

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Hey, ge, how predictable. I knew. I just knew you would come after me with that attitude. Oh my! How dare I try to help someone by providing a little info on a wide variety of treatments that might require a specialist. (You can’t see my knowing smile, but it’s on.)

You have let us all know that you are a doctor. I am not, nor have I ever been anything in the medical field.

BUT you have no idea who I am, what I know, who I know, what I have faced, what I have been close to, and/or what I have been successful in navigating through to help find the right doctor for serious medical issues — and yet you dismiss me as being stupid. Gee, ge, I guess I just don’t know my place.

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I think it is admirable that you have not only taken the time to suggest that the OP see a professional, but you also took the time to provide a link that when the OP meets with their professional...they might actually have facts to ask specific questions.

I am totally baffled why some folks seem to be allergic to facts, doing research or providing links pointing such out. Particularly since you were not trying to diagnose the OP, nor suggesting that they diagnose themselves from the internet...you were simply providing additional information.

It just seems weird to me.
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Yes! I have dry eye
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I have dry eye! I also have an autoimmune disease that can make that a secondary issue. BUT the dry eye thing was diagnosed before (years before) the diagnosis of the A.D. Anyway, whenever I've gone in for my eye exams the opthamalogist has always told me to use OTC drops for them. I change out the brands and have had good results. Some days I only have to use them once and other days a few times. Things the doctor has told me, that I can do is not have fans directly hit me, to hold a warm/moist cloth over my eyes (he even sold me a microwave pack to use) and blink often when on the computer. Dry eye happens for us as we age----another "glorious" side-effect of that to remind us we're not as we once were.
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I was told many years ago, that the test results for my chronic dry-eyes was..."off the chart."

I've tried almost every brand of contacts and I can't wear any of them, as they all make my eyes look like...I just smoked a doobie.


Maybe the answer for us with this problem, is simply to watch a movie?


After all, I have yet to ever have dry eyes...after watching 'Old Yeller.'
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Dr William Lahners, Center For Sight, Sarasota. The best there is.
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I think it is admirable that you have not only taken the time to suggest that the OP see a professional, but you also took the time to provide a link that when the OP meets with their professional...they might actually have facts to ask specific questions.

I am totally baffled why some folks seem to be allergic to facts, doing research or providing links pointing such out. Particularly since you were not trying to diagnose the OP, nor suggesting that they diagnose themselves from the internet...you were simply providing additional information.

It just seems weird to me.
Normally I might agree with you, but you may be proceeding from a false assumption, and a common one: If it's on the internet IT MUST BE TRUE. I would be very cautious about assuming I was getting "facts" and "information" from the internet, especially medical sites. It may be true that other sites on specific areas have poor information as well, but I don't have the expertise in those areas to judge. My only point was that internet medical sites have tons of false and misleading information, so always consult a professional. Sadly, even the sites that give you a "list of questions" to ask can be way off the mark.
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