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I am wondering if my problem is dry eye disease.

I have high myopia and have worn soft contact lenses for 20 years successfully.
One year ago at age 32, I started having pain in one eye. My ophthalmologist treated it with an drop antibiotic. However the pain and/or foreign body sensation in the one eye never went away. Since then I was diagnosed with dry eye disease. I have tried warm compresses, multiple brands of eye drops to moisturize eye, and I have been to multiple eye doctors. Some ophthalmologiststhink I have dry eye disease. I am very concerned because I do not feel comfortable in my glasses and the pain is very frequent. Any suggestions?  I did use Azasite for one month which relieved my discomfort somewhat. But I understand Azasite is not for long term use. Also what are your thoughts on Lipiflow or IPL for eyes?  Or any suggestions?
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Go to my home page and look through the blog postings to 2018 information about dry eyes. Its a chronic problem, much more common in women and gets worse as we get older.  One of main reasons people have to stop wearing contact lens in age 30-40.  Lipiflow and ILP only good for dry eye associated with meibomian gland disease (MSD) not for dry eye itself.  Best for moderate or severe is usually long term restasis,  xiidra is wildy expensive. New super strength restasis just released (Cequa) have not had a chance to use.
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