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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Overview)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality or production of tears.


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Dry eye lids?

Dry eye lids?

Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Overview)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality or production of tears.


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What causes dry eyes?

What causes  dry eyes?

Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more

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Sore nose dry eyes red face?

Sore nose dry eyes red face?

Many possible: Causes. You would need an in person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. Possibilities: infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, dermatologic. ...Read more

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How do I treat dry eyes from age?

How do I treat dry eyes from age?

Several options.: Frequent artificial tear use, punctual plugs which are placed by your Ophthalmologist, Restasis prescription drops which help your eyes to produce more tears, and sometimes, omega-3 supplementation can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye(s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read more

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What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

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Dry eyes: Xerostomia can be treated with eye drops, as long as you find the cause (ex. Medicines that cause dryness). ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause burning eyelids?

Can dry eye cause burning eyelids?

Yes: Depending upon the degree of dryness and the sensitivity of the eye, you can have burning of the lids, redness, irritation, crusting especially in the morning, blur and a host of other minor symptoms. Try using [over the counter lubricating drops and plain ointment at night. ...Read more

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What causes dry, itchy, bloodshot eye?

What causes dry, itchy, bloodshot eye?

Hmm long answer: Lots of things. I recommend you go to an eye doctor. Some people will use drops as a temporary solution. ...Read more

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How effective are punctal plugs for treating dry eyes after lasik? I am close to 1 year post op and artficial tears aren't helping.

How effective are punctal plugs for treating dry eyes after lasik? I am close to 1 year post op and artficial tears aren't helping.

Helpful: Plugs close off the tear drainage canals (into the nose) and allow you to keep the tears you make or that you apply to the eyes. They are worth trying as a next step if artificial tears are not doing the job. ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes?

Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more. ...Read more

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What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

I have two: One of my favorites is systane balance 2 -4 times a day in each eye and genteal gel at bedtime. Other helpful simple treatments are lid scrubs using either cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin (liquid) and washing your eyelids and lashes each night or ocusoft scrubs and flaxseed oil capsules 2000 mg a day. It's important to discuss this with your eye doctor and have a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Temporary: When the eyes are dry there is a change in the tear pool over the front which can alter the vision. This is temporary and corrected with treatment of the dryness - usually with lubricating eyedrops. Only if the dryness is profound (eyes always red, irritated and painful) can the vision be affected more permanently. ...Read more

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Which glaucoma treatment medications will not not dry my eyes out even more? I have dry eyes, and i recently found out that I have angle-closure glaucoma as well. While researching glaucoma treatments, i read that some medications can cause dry eyes. I wo

Which glaucoma treatment medications will not not dry my eyes out even more? I have dry eyes, and i recently found out that I have angle-closure glaucoma as well. While researching glaucoma treatments, i read that some medications can cause dry eyes. I wo

I've : I've found that Xalatan (latanoprost) is one of the best tolerated of all of the glaucoma medications. Sometimes it is the preservative in the medication that is the most irritating and can cause a toxic conjunctivitis/keratitis that looks a lot like dry eyes. However, if the glaucoma is severe and you really need the ocular pressure lower then sometimes it is worth it to continue the glaucoma medications and treat the toxicity or dryness at the same time with other medications. It's a lot of drops but worth it to preserve vision. I have no financial interests in Xalatan (latanoprost) or any other glaucoma medications. Best regards, jc. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs when tears aren't able to provide adequate ...Read more