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/u/EngineeringAvalon is on point. My question, are you putting drops with preservatives in your eyes? I would suggest stopping that immediately. That’s not good for you case (and ours) of dry eyes. You need this ALCON GenTeal Tears Lubricant Eye plus when the eye doctor prescribes Restasis
I am a software engineer. It has been brutal on my eyes. Getting the eye dryness under control is one of my main goals of each and every day.
This is my strategy for my eyes:
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48 yo, male, software engineer (stare at monitors 8+ hours a day), 1+ years diagnosed, 5-7 years with dry eye symptoms, Feb 2020 with the parotid gland swelling.
Sorry you are feeling this way. This disease sucks. It is a struggle. You have to fight it. There isn't a cure for it (right now). You deal with the symptoms. I have laid out my strategy. I think in concrete thoughts. I suffer from low potassium, so I eat tons of bananas, mushrooms, kale, and potatoes.
I have had 5 cracked teeth in 3 years. I had 3 root canals in 2 years (might be caused by the older filling materials they had in the 70's and 80's when I was a kid).
The hidden symptom is mental health. This disease knocks you down. Get exercise. I do 4-5 miles of walking a day. No joke, 365 days a year. You can do this. Exercise keeps my mind happy and my body in the best fighting shape to fight this disease.
I like to cook. I have to cut garlic and onions. It sucks, but I do it, and slap water in my eyes to wash away the allicin from garlic and syn-propanethial-S-oxide from onions.
Here is my strategy
Good luck. Get into this community and spread the things you have tried and found work.