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A 46-year-old member asked:

can you tell me about remedies for sore/stinging eyes?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends on what : Is causing your soreness or stinging of your eyes. If it's just from dry eyes, then warm compress applied in the morning and evening for 5 minutes would bring relief. If it's inflammatory, you will need to see your eye doctor for meds/eye drops. If it's infectious, you'll need to get antibacterial eyedrops from her/him. If it's from too much computer use, and not blinking, then you have to be off the computer!
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: It all depends on why your eyes are dry. You can use OTC artificial tears for symptomatic relief. However, they do not treat the underlying cause. If you are not making enough tears, Restasis may increase tear production. If you have an unstable tear film, leading to rapid tear evaporation, omega 3's may help. There are many other causes of dry eyes and treatments. See your eye MD.

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