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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have an eye disease where i'm prone to get very dry eyes. when they get red they get very itchy. i am a programmer by the way. you got any advices?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Get exam: You need to determine the type of dry eye disease you have in order to customize a treatment. Many computer users tend to blink less often, allowing the ocular surface to dry out. Try blinking more and using artificial tear drops.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Artificial tears: Use lots of artificial tears-preservative free if you need them more than 4 times a day. Omega-3 fish oil may help. If this is not enough, see an ophthalmologist to try tear drainage duct plugs or prescription drops restasis.
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