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A 64-year-old female asked:

I have a salty taste in my mouth and light sensitivity. taking eye drops for glaucoma. could this be the cause?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Punctal occlusion: The light sensitivity suggests a mild inflammatory process in the eyes, and can be associated with your glaucoma or glaucoma drops. Your ophthalmologist can prescribe a different drop. He/she can demonstrate punctal occlusion, which improves the contact time of the drop on the eye, and prevents it going into the throat and nose via the nasolacrimal duct. A punctal plug might help.

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