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what causes eyes to feel like they have sand in them

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes: There are many potential causes for a sandy feeling in the eyes. A common one is dry eye syndrome. Try some artificial tears (over the counter at th ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness: Most likely your eyes have some degree of dryness. This is sensitive to your bodily hydration, atmospheric moisture and history of eye or systemic di ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Get examined: please consult with your PCP for further evaluation.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Foreign body sensation (FBS) or sand feeling are usually signs of dry eyes. You must check your eyes for dry eyes, blepharitis and some other causes ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: If it feels like you have sand in your eyes, it may be due to dry eyes, inflammation, allergy or having foreign bodies in the eye. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes: Most common cause of sandy foreign body sensation is dry eyes. The "wetting tear" production (not the crying tears) decrease in women after age 35-4 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No,: Hanging upside down will not cause any eye problems. They may temporarily throb or get red, but this will resolve when you return to a normal positio ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful: This is obviously a feeling but I would bet that if you look at yourself in the mirror , you would find that your lids (eyes) blink at the same rate. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Ophthalmology: Please makeq an appointment to see an ophthalmologist for a definitive diagnosis,
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Eye exam: Please make appointment to see an Opthalmologist, or eye doctor specialist, as soon as possible. It's possible you need eye glasses or you could be su ... Read More

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