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My eyes get so red when I use the computer at work What can I do

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Artificial Tears: Most of the time when we work at a computer we stare and we do not blink as often as normal. This can cause our eyes to dry out and become red. Try ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
In a word, yes: Normal eye pressure runs about 10-20mmhg. Anything higher gives doctors pause to consider glaucoma. Rubbing eyes can increase the pressure as high a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry eye: You likely have dry eyes which get worse when one stares at a monitor for a long time without blinking . Consider using single-vial artificial tear s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Lubricating eyedrops: work! When you are doing that amount of concentrated work, you are not blinking as often as you'd be normally, and this is causing dryness or evaporat ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
See an Eye MD: In your age group dry eyes are less common than blepharitis, a condition were the oil producing glands become inspissated their orifice closes possibl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Not directly: When we do anything that requires visual attention (watch tv, read, use a computer) the number of times we blink in a minute goes down by about half. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes can be: Exacerbated from focusing on a computer screen for long periods of time. Taking time every 15 minute to look away from the screen will help. Also, try ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness: Computer use is drying and the cause of almost all symptoms experienced by this use is dryness. Computer use is not harmful at all but if you are usi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Computer use can be fatiguing and commonly is drying (keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to your computer) but will not cause any short or long t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Computer: You should take a several minute break every 30 minutes. Your blink reflex will be diminished by over 60% at that time resulting in dryness and irrita ... Read More

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