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Dry eye syndrome

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dry eye syndrome: Due to unstable tear film (evaporates too quickly or doesn't coat cornea as should): meibomian gland dysfunction, mucin or aqueous deficiency (Sjogren ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Rhodes
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Usually, dry eye syndrome is treated easily with artificial teardrops. Moderate dry eye sometimes requires medicated eyedrops such as Restasis or anti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably not: Contacts float on a thin layer of tears coating the front of the eye. Because of this, contact wearers are very sensitive to dryness of the eyes as t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Relief, not cure: Eye dryness is due to lowered tear flow or altered composition of the tears with increased evaporation which usually is a long term and sometimes perm ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Twitching is most commonly from fatigue and stress.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
Increase tears: Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve functio ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying patholo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
SJOGREN SYNDROME: It is a chronic inflammatory disorder with sx: dryness of the mouth, eyes , and other mucous membranes associated with arthritis.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dry eyes: What kind of viral infection preceded this?. If it is not related to the eye or facial area, I doubt it is secondary to the viral infection. You may ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adams
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: Blepharitis can contribute to dry eye as the eyes stay moist through a combination of mucous production from goblet cells, a low level of tear produc ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Either way: Blepharitis can cause dry eyes and dry eyes can predisposed to blepharitis. Dothiepin a a tricyclic antidepressant and can cause dry mouth and eyes.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely, yes: This is a rare condition that results from disruption of the sympathetic nerves supplying the eye also called Horners' syndrome. The classic symptoms ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Moisture: You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily. T ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
Punctal Plugs: You already have most of the symptoms of dry eyes. Most common symptom is foreign body sensation. Occasionally there is paradox tearing from the lacr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not advised: I would not advise it.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Minor help: Try applying plain eye ointment into each eye prior to sleeping. This will coat the eye and protect it during your worst part of dryness.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes!: Allergies can cause problems with dry eyes. Allergy pills cause decreased tear production. Allergies themselves cause also inflammation of the tissu ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not likely: More likely allergies, unless you have severe dry eyes with inflammation.
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A female asked:
Dr. JOHN Sonntag
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes,: Chronic Dry Eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions or env ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
First the cause....: First the cause of the problem has to be diagnosed and then the right and specific treatment will be recommended by your eye doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Helps moisturize: Refresh brand preservative free eye drops are one of many preservative free drops that you can put on top of the cls to treat dry eye. A thorough ev ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many options: This depends upon the character of the tear deficiency you have. Some are better for volume, others for mucin deficiency and there is even a prescri ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Gulani
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dry Eyes is a Scien: Dry eye actually is a symptom complex that needs to be adequately investigated to determine the cause and associated conditions (eg. Hypothyroid, ar ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unproven: There are not really any great studies that support ipl use for dry eyes. Having said that, there are many patients who swear that it helped. Talk to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Moshirfar
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes, some situations: If your dry eye has an evaporative component called blepharitis, you eyecare specialist may recommend warm compresses with lid cleansing along with ap ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Your ophthalmologist will address both concerns.

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