Thanks for your help this evening. I am looking forward to my new tranquileyes™.
Tranquileyes™ proved to be central to my eyes healing and maintaining a healthy corneal surface after I suffered Recurrent Corneal Erosions (RCE’s) for over seven months. In 2007, I experienced some irritation, occasional pain, tearing and redness in my eyes. At times, my vision was blurred. After going from doctor to doctor for about six weeks, I was finally referred to corneal specialist who diagnosed a corneal dystrophy, called epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (also known as anterior basement membrane dystrophy, map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy and Cogan’s dystrophy). It causes the outermost layer of the cornea to stick to the eyelid, making it loosen and slough off with the above symptomatic results.
I eventually found a corneal specialist who is an expert on diseases of the cornea and Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). He put me on a regimen of prescription eye drops, which helped at first, but I could not shake the symptoms. My eyes were so sensitive, that I was showering, dusting and gardening with uncomfortable swimming goggles, for fear of anything coming near my eyes. They were in frequent pain, due to the abrasion-like quality of RCE’s.
I had heard of tranquileyes™, but I was afraid to use them, because I did not want anything touching my corneas. However, at one point, the problem was so bad that I thought trying them could not hurt. After wearing them for one month, I had only one erosion, then I went for two and a half months without. Now, I can say that it has been ten and a half months without an episode, and I wear my tranquileyes™ every night.
I must have lagophthalmos, the inability to close the eye fully, and tranquileyes™ do two things for me. 1) They ensure that my eyes are full closed during sleep and 2) They buy me valuable time in the morning to open my eyes slowly, adding eyedrops, if necessary, so that the cornea does not rend. Although mine is a sever case, I suffered for years with dry eyes and received only bland eye drops from my eye doctors. If I had known about tranquileyes™ sooner, I would have avoided a lot of pain, suffering and missed work. Tranquileyes™ is central for managing my DES and RCE’s. Though I tried sleep masks of a couple of different varieties, the y do not hold my eyes closed, like tranquileyes™ do, and they do not create the optimal moisture environment that I have found using tranquileyes™ dry. They do so much to prolong my ability to do all of the reading and writing in print and online that I do for work that I am buying a second pair, so that I can treat my eyes with a cool compress in the evenings and still have my dry pair to wear all night.
Tranquileyes™ are the reason that I turned the corner toward real healing after a series of injuries to my cornea. Thanks, Eye Eco! You returned to me my normal life.