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can dry eye cause floaters

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Ripple effect: Since the ripple effect occurs with blinking, the cause is on the surface of the eye. It was correct to assess the tear film because that would have b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Hollis
47 years experience LASIK Surgery
Dothiepen not the ca: One US doctor treated floaters with a laser and was crucified. When I was doing Yag laser treatments for a clowdy capsule after cataract surgery, and ... Read More
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Dr. Lloyd Williams
12 years experience Ophthalmology
Cure for floaters: floaters will usually resolve over time (months) as they sink to the bottom of the eye and as your brain learns to ignore them. Particularly troubleso ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Glasses: Protective glasses/eye wear such as goggles, help and medical treatment for your dry eye such as Restasis and omega 3 suppliments.
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Dr. Val Zudans
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Wind induced dry eye: Wrap around sunglasses are an obvious help. Omega 3 supplements improve tear production. Using artificial tears prior to entering a windy environmen ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful: Dry eyes in most cases cause symptoms ranging from annoyance, to light sensitivity, to detectable damage of the front of the eye that your ophthalmolo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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 ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No relationship: Dry eye or ocular surface disease is not related to migraine headaches which are vascular in origin. Both are common but neither one causes the other. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most dry eye is caused by aging. Some is caused by inflammation in the eye. Calcium is not known to cause dry eyes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not typical: Dry eye rarely causes intense pain. If you have intense eye pain, see an ophthalmologist to find out what's going on. It is not likely dry eye.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Sort of: Dry eye can cause keratitis, usually inflammation of the epithelial layer on the surface of the eye. That can make the cornea a little thicker, but we ... Read More
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