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How can you tell the difference between tired eyes and dry eyes

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes hard...: "tired" eyes can have a variety of differing sensations. Tired eyes most often come from problems with focus or eye alignment. What is confusing is s ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Totally different: Dry eyes means a lack of quantity or quality of tears at make the eyes feel dry, gritty and scratchy. Eye fatigue refers to achiiness and headaches ar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience Neurology
Headache: Headaches come in numerous styles and durations. Probably a benign phenomenon if it is very fleeting and solitary.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
See a neurologist: With a headache specialty who also is trained in sleep medicine. Such a neurologist should be able to sort this out for you. Best wishes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Viral: Most likely a viral infection.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye overuse?: Fatigue is a symptom, so it can't cause dry eyes. However, overuse of your eyes can cause dry eyes which can give you that symptom. Having dry eyes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Eye Doctor: You need a complete eye examination by a competent ophthalmologist. Fatigue is a possibility, but loss of focus may be a sign of something more.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Absolutely!: Dry eyes can cause fatigue, but more importantly, dry eyes may be a manifestation of rheumatologic diseases such as arthritis, lupus and others.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe inflamatory ar: You could have a condition call sjogren's syndrome, however many conditions could produce simimilar symptoms such as plain fever.You should consult yo ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
More information: Without knowing if it's on the eyelid or eyeball, have no clue

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