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    eye problem

    I am currently trying to ride through an eye issue that has been a pain for the last year. I was diagnosed with recurrent corneal erosions (chunks of my cornea peel off unexpectedly every few days)
    Anybody out there have similar problems?
    Any advice on glasses that will not fog, but do a good job of keeping the wind and dry air out of my eyes?

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    An Ayurvedic treatment for that is putting ghee in your eyes and rolling them around to be lubricated every day.If you are interested in more info then you can PM me.
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    Recurrent corneal erosions are tough. You want to keep your eye super-lubricated. I'm an optometrist, and the artificial tears I recommend the most are Systane, available over the counter. I'd be using them at least hourly, if not more. There are also prescription drops that your eye doctor may have you get. If your cornea is eroding that often, there is also a procedure that can be performed to help keep the epithelium from eroding again. Sometimes contacts are used. You should see your eye doctor if it's happening that much, because there usually are fixes.

    As far as glasses go, you should find a good pair of sunglasses that fit snugly to your face. I love my Wiley Xs, and they make some that seal, that are used by our troops. Prescription glasses are a bit more problematic, as it is hard to curve a lens to fit that snugly with an Rx.

    -Rog.

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    Thanks,
    I use artifical tears mostly in the evening before I go to bed and at night. I have been to the eye doctor at least 15 times in the last year and a half (plus a couple of trips to the ER and a trip to a specialist). We recently tried a protective contact and all I got was an infection. This has been quite frustrating. we are talking about laser surgery but first and I am starting on Muro128 later this week under the advice of my Eye doc. This all started when my kid got me in the eye (he was 9 months old at the time) Dont forget folks, small children are dangerous.
    Hopefully something will work to get my eye back in order.

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    Sounds like they're doing everything by the book for you, hopefully the Muro 128 will help. Laser surgery is an often successful, if expensive option. By now I'm betting you're willing to try anything though.

    Kid-scratches are a very common cause of this-you are by no means alone! It's very painful-I hope you get some relief.

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    What is the name of the presription eye drop you mentioned? I have been on a few steroid/ antibiotic drops after major erosions, and plain antibiotics of course, but mostly just regular lubricant eye drops. Glad I have decent insurance. the trips to the regular eye doc are only $20 out of pocket, but going to a specialist or to the ER really adds up fast.

    Thanks for your help, hoping not to go the surgery route but it looks as if I am headed in that direction.

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    I was thinking either steroids or Muro 128 depending on the presentation, so they already have you covered.

    Best of luck-let me know how it turns out!

    -Rog.

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