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Dry, sensitive eyes, overheated face. Tried Oculoheel. Want homeopathic remedy

I am 77, and since June of 2012 have experienced very dry, sensitive, hot eyes. Sometimes I wake at night when they sting. I ve now realised my face becomes overheated as well. My GP has prescribed eye-drops and as an alternative, eye gel, but I don t find either very effective and I don t llike using the substances. I ve tried Oculoheel from a homeopath but can t squeeze the bulb of the applicator because of my arthritis . I ve purchased Weleda D3 Euphrasia drops, but they are collossally expensive. I ve been referred to a hospital consultant but no appointment yet. I sometimes apply cold chamomile or green tea-bags which temporarily helps. Somehow I think there must be a specific homeopathic remedy which could help.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis tend to have Xerosis or Dry eyes more often than others. Treatment of dry eyes involves tear substitutes as the most effective medication. You cannot increase tear production so artificial tears form the mainstay of treatment. Treatment, if used regularly and in adequate duration, helps significantly. Start using a preservative free medication like Refresh liquigel eye drops at least 6 times a day initially and then reduce to 4 times a day. Also to prevent the discomfort at night use lacrigel eye ointment in both eyes before retiring for the night. It is a little messy and grainy in the eye till it absorbs but works well. Other symptomatic relief methods are short lived and make you feel better temporarily due to vasoconstriction. You may use the green tea bags but only along with the lubricating medication.
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