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A 37-year-old member asked:

why people are unable to blink their eyes if dry?

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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
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 of these three componant is necessary for the proper lubrication. When the eye is dry, the lubrication does not occur and the eyelid surface sticks to the eyeball surface. The blink becomes painful by scratching the corneal surface.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why some people are unable to blink their eyes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
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 close the eyes. Patient should see an eye md for diagnosis and recommendations.

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