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what is lack of blinking

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Concerned, see docto: Probably not, but if you have concern, check with a neurologist. He may want to do an eeg.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Epilepsy is alteration of consciousness. Lack of blinking is not a usual sign of any seizure disorder, but can be seen in parkinson's patients. Have ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Dry eyes: Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air.
Dr. Beth Friedland
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Lack of blinking can cause the tears to break down as the layers of the tears can separate between blinks. Usually we blink about every 5- 6 seconds ... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lack of blinking: Lack of blinking can cause dry eye and eye irritation. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lack of blinking: Lack of blinking occurs when one does not shut eyelids regularly. This can be seen with different conditions and can cause the eye to become too dry.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Unable to blink: Blinking is primarily involuntary shutting /opening of eyes. Lack of blinking can be seen in different medical conditions (i.e., catatonia).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Don't!: If you created a corneal abrasion by contact lens abuse do not expose your eyes to tap water. It contains bacteria and possibly an ameba that can cau ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Surface dryness: The purpose of the blink is to spread tears across the surface of the eye to keep it properly wet. If you can't blink the surface of the eye can dry ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Get a driver: First of all don't go to er with eye injury. Seek an eye md immediately. Any reputable ophthalmologist will have you come in immediately.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Several causes: Nerve problems like bells palsy, vii cranial nerve palsy, and parkinsonism are the most likely and common causes of poor blinking or inability to clos ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darab Hormozi
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lack of lubrication: Your tears act like the oil in the engine. They lubricate the surface of the eye with t= a combination of water, oil and protein. The proper balance ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
ENT: There are many causes of recurrent or frequent ear infections. Screening tests include audiology, speech and serum immunoglobulins. An appointment wit ... Read More

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