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How can dry eyes with broken blood vessels be treated?

I have been on flarex eye drops for three years due to chronic dry eye two to four times daily; I am also on restasis and was told to use artificial tears multiple times a day I have issues with broken blood vessels and also have an ocular cyst (clear little bubble) in the inner corner of each eye. I recently went for a second opinion to an Opthamologiist and she sees the beginning stages of a cataract in my right eye. I was weaned off of the flarex from 3 to 4 times a day to 2 times a day to once a day and 0 times a day. The only thing i use is restasis and allergy free otc eye drops. Initially my eyes felt much better; however this is the 3rd day without flarex and my eyes are incredibly dry with broken blood vessels in each eye. I see the dr. for a recheck in 7 days. I am 52 years old; post menopausal with chronic dry issues related to menopause in other parts of my body. I understand that Flarex is a steroid and she was disturbed i had been on the medication for so long and wants to remove me from it and check the health of my eyes free of the flarex. I have 20-20 vision in my left eye and 20-60 in my right. I am hoping to find relief from this painful dry eye with related broken blood vessels soon. Thank you
Mon, 4 Aug 2014
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dry eyes for such along time the reason is to found out. strip test for knowing amount of tear secretion may be done. if it is less then puctum can be sealed so that tear canberetained. pjogren's syndrome may be excluded. keep watch on progress of cataract. it is good that you have discotinuedflarex.
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