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_SamuraiJack_465 karma

I'm an ophthalmologist. You need to get some thick ophthalmic lubricating ointment to put in at bedtime every night. And then wear a patch over it.

_SamuraiJack_355 karma

Only if it's painful. If it's just red, probably not an issue. If it really gets dried out, there's a higher risk of infections, and the ointment is just more convenient since it lasts longer than drops.

_SamuraiJack_29 karma

The indications for globe enucleation are constant pain in a blind eye. Then patients can have an implant procedure, followed by a very realistic prosthesis.

_SamuraiJack_24 karma

Np :)

_SamuraiJack_23 karma

Good question the tear layer has three parts. The lowest layer is the mucus layer produced by goblet cells, and it contains lots of immunoglobulin A which is responsible for preventing most infections. If the tear film is totally absent, people are at high risk for bacterial infections.