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Can I Have Only One Dry Eye
Yes: It would depend on the cause of the dry eye. If it is a systemic problem then it would be unlikely that just on would have the problem. If it is a chemical, infection, or exposure than it would be more likely to happen. ...Read more
I have double vision on things I don't pay attention to. When I close one if I see blurry is this dry eye?
Is that 2 questions?:
If you close one eye and its blurry, it could be dry eye, but it could also be a number of other issues. Dry eye typically also has associated ocular discomfort (such as a foreign body sensation, burning, or light sensitivity).
The double vision issue is different. Is it true double or is it like a ghost image?
You should probably see and ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Vision: I have fuch's disease, astigmatism, 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye. Also have dry eye. Why is my eyesight different each day?
The Fuchs: Is causing your cornea to be swollen more on some days than others. This is a common symptom with this condition. ...Read more
My father age 62 diagnosed with DRY EYE in one eye. Pls suggest measure to cure this problem. Other than eye (water) drops. Any other measure please.
Unilateral dry eye: Lacrimal duct obstruction is a common cause of unilateral dry eye in patient's. This would require you to take your Father to see your local ENT physician to have an evaluation and potentially a lacrimal duct probe, which would relieve the obstruction and allow for the natural flow of the aqueous fluid in the eyes tear film. Prior to this eval, you might try daily, consistent warm eye compresses ...Read more
I have a very watery, runny eye for a week....What can I do>? It's only one eye I have at times been told by the optomatrist I had slight dry eye in both eyes, that was over a year ago. This time it's one eye and it doesn't effect my vision just drain
Excessive tearing is most commonly caused by dry eyes. It may appear contradictory but the tearing is an over reaction of the eye to the dryness. This is especially true in a peri or post-menopausal women. Signs of dryness is that the eye feels tired easily and relief is found with closing of the eye. You may also have burning or gravel sensation in the eye. Usually, if one eye is dry the other is also dry but can be of different magnitude. Also the response (tearing) can vary. The symptoms of dry is most severe in the winter months when the air is cold. The cold air holds less water and thus more dry.
The other possibility can be a blocked tear duct in which case your ophthalmologist can easily diagnose it in the office and treat it with. ...Read more
I have dry eye syndrome. But one day my eyes are blurry the next they're not then they stay blurry for a couple days until I add artificial tears?
Use them: More frequently and this problem will get better. ...Read more
When do you use prescription strength fish oil vs over the counter. Which one and strength do you recommend for dry eye conditions?
High quality: I don't recommend a prescription fish oil. I personally take icelandicformula4 fish oil (no financial interest). It is 100% omega 3. I also like barlean's brand available from amazon. Fish and flax oil are synergistic. 1000mg of fish oil and 1000mg of flax oil twice a day are a good dosage for dry eye. Avoid tilapia fish-it has omega 6. ...Read more
My left eyelid is late to open when I wake up. It is only in one eye and happens only during the night. No dry eye, nor discharge. Cyclosporine maybe?
Dry eye?: Dry eye may not affect both eyes equally and when your eye gets too dry, the lid may get a little stuck. Since you don't blink much while asleep, tear production is further reduced. Try artificial tear at bedtime and see if this helps. If not, consider seeing your ophthalmologist. Hope it works. ...Read more
Scared! I had a positive ANA twice 1:40 and 1:160 nucleolar pattern only symptoms have been mild dry eye and one possible episode of episcleritis in the last year. I am scared I have diffuse scleroderma. Been to several rheumatogists and dermatolog
Relax!: Take a deep breath! Having a positive ANA doesn't mean that you have a particular disease. In fact lab testing is only a part of the diagnosis, the main part is the clinical picture. Is a good thing to be on top of your health, but being too much can be harmful too. You have already consulted specialists in that area. Follow their recommendations. ...Read more
Control not cure:
Anti-inflammatory meds like Restasis and Xiidra can be helpful as well as omega-3 supplements and hot masks. For more difficult cases, Lipiflow and meibomian gland probing work well to restore normal physiology.
Generally speaking, it is difficult to cure dry eyes. We try to control the symptoms as best we can but if you stop the treatments, then the dry eye symptoms will likely come back. ...Read more
This is a very broad question.
Start with articial tears, you may need plugs. See your eyecare physician. You need to be placed on prescription drops such as Restasis or even topical corticosteroids.
Check your medication lists for dry eye and mouth side effects. This can become a chronic problem and require long term care. May need to change your dietary habits and improve your hydration ...Read more
Unfortunately none: There is no quick fix to stop dry eye completely. It tends to worsen as we age, as we produce less good tears. Treatment aims at managing and is an active process, but there are options that can significantly improve the discomfort of dry eye: OTC artificial tears, presription restasis, punctal plugs, humidifiers, vitamin supplements, heating masks, lid scrubs, lipiflow. Seek eye exam for help! ...Read more
Environment factors: Can be altered to help with dry eyes. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Remember to blink more and rest eyes with heavy use. Consider using a humidifier in the room where you may stay to do heavy reading/computer work. Use OTC artificial tears. Use lids scrubs with towelettes like OTC OcuSoft or baby shampoo. Use warm compresses for 10+min. Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends on type: Dry eye disease can have many causes: evaporative from meibomian gland dysfunction, aueous deficiency due to estrogen reduction or diety factors. Environemntal causes. Pharmacologic causes. Various disease states. Treatment is often customized to your type of disease. Get an exam. ...Read more
Tear film disruption: A recent study from the university of texas showed that the cold temperature causes the meibum, the oily substance which helps to form the outermost layer of the tear film, to become too thick and stiff to spread onto the eye surface. ...Read more
Varies: Could be allergens or other irritants that inflame the surface of the eye causing symptoms similar to chronic dry eye. If its only brief then not likely anything of concern. You can use over-the-counter artificial tears for short term problems. If it becomes chronic then see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Corneal damage: It can cause corneal erosions and damage. It can also be a sign of Sjogren`s syndrome, an immunologic disorder. Your Ophalmologist will have good treatment. ...Read more
No: Wind, especially dry cold wind, aggravates a pre-existing eyedryness. But eye dryness is usually variable and there will be times of minimal symptoms and other times when it gets symptomatic. Protect your eye with moisturizing eyedrops when it is a problem and you will usually find intervals where nothing is needed. ...Read more
See details: Liquid tears can help but I would also urge that an eye doctor evaluate the issue as well ...Read more
Sure: Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many things. Some of the causes include environmental, systemic medication, diseases, contact lenses, refractive surgery, eye medications, occupational, hormonal, & aging to name a few. Some of these causes can be reversible, whereas others are chronic. Treatment mainly involves ocular lubricants, eyelid hygiene, omega 3 rich diet, protective eyewear, & humidifiers ...Read more
Cleans lids: Kind of like a mini electronic tooth brush for cleaning debris off the edge of the eyelids where the oil glands live. May or not help dry eye---see your ophthalmologist for an answer. ...Read more
Dry eye: Dry eye can be chronic or acute (depending on cause). Clogged meibomian glands (mgd)& blepharitis is most common which can be chronic. Role of underlying inflammation, autoimmune disease, humidity & environment affect severity and frequency of symptoms. More info: eyedoc2020.Com. ...Read more
Wind induced dry eye: Wrap around sunglasses are an obvious help. Omega 3 supplements improve tear production. Using artificial tears prior to entering a windy environment also helps. More involved treatments would include punctal plugs, restasis, and serum tears under the care of a md. ...Read more
Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Limit treatment: Dry eye that is significant will cause symptoms such as chronic irritation, redness and light sensitivity. If you have no symptoms, then you might have some of the aspects of dryness but probably need little if any treatment since you have either adapted to it or have minimal dryness. This diagnosis is quite popular currently and is being promoted by drug companies to sell their products. ...Read more
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