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Post Re: Eyes shut
Thanks, Pat... That is exactly what I feared. Will I find what you suggested in an average pharmacy?

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Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011


Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:22 pm
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I think so, Leone. You might have to look in the contact lens department for eye lubricants. If he has an eye doctor I would ask for a good OTC recommendation.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:25 pm
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Post Re: Eyes shut
Our eye dr. recommended the ones my husband and I use. But, Pat makes a good point about preservatives. They can really irritate some people's eyes. The 2 I talked about earlier work great for both of us and they are OTC. There are also prescription ones available, I think. Lynn

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:31 pm
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Post Re: Eyes shut
I use GenTeal lubricant eye gel for Ken and it's great. He no longer washes or rubs his eyes or feels as if he has sand in them. I had the hardest time with eye drops: he would clench his eyes shut instead of opening them. Our doc suggested putting a drop of eye gel on the inside corner close to the eye and like magic it works it's way into his eye. So much easier and he no longer suffers with his eyes. I buy it at Costco.

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Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.


Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:09 am
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Sher, that sounds like an excellent product! My husband does the same thing, squeezing his eyes tightly shut when I try to put the drops in and most of it ends up on his cheeks. The gel would stay put better. I'll be going to Costco on Saturday and will look for GenTeal. Thank you!

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:40 am
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Post Re: Eyes shut
Pat, the last time I was at Costco I had to order it, they no longer carried it on the shelf but were able to get it for me- the maker is Novartis. They make drops and gel, I like the gel. It costs (here in So Cal) $7.95 and is the best 8 bucks I've ever spent! I apply it every night, sometimes I forget to do it before he goes to sleep, but since I don't have to open his eyes he never even wakes up. I hope it works for you. Sher

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Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.


Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:54 pm
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Many in our local support group use GenTeal Severe Dry Eye gel lubricant. Not all stores seem to carry the Severe Dry Eye version.


Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:08 am
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I just checked and the one I get at Costco is the Severe Dry Eye Relief. I'm in CA where we have Costco everywhere, do those of you back East have Costcos? Sher

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Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.


Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:46 am
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Yes, we do in Vermont, Delaware, MD and I am sure most other states on the east coast have them.

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:54 am
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Post Re: Eyes shut - GenTeal eye drops
OOOPS..... I used GenTeal liquid gel drops on Dale's eyes last night. This morning, the skin all around his eyes is white. He has extremely sensitive skin. It looks like he may be allergic to GenTeal. He says it doesn't itch. He just looks like he has a Halloween mask on his eyes.


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Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:35 am
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