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Breastfeeding And Dry Eye Syndrome
Sometimes: Usually, dry eye syndrome is treated easily with artificial teardrops. Moderate dry eye sometimes requires medicated eyedrops such as Restasis or anti-inflammatories and/or punctal plugs. However, sometimes dry eye can become so severe and debilitating that people can lose vision and have difficulty functioning normally. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
It is not curable: There are many ways to improve and prevent it from getting worse. Artificial tears, oral supplements for example omega 3/ flaxseed as well as punctal plugs are just a few options. Dry eye syndrome can be mild to severe. There numerous ways to best diagnose it and treat it. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Probably not: Contacts float on a thin layer of tears coating the front of the eye. Because of this, contact wearers are very sensitive to dryness of the eyes as the lens will become uncomfortable, if the eye is a little dry. The contact does not cause the dryness, but is a sensitive early warning. If you are starting to have some symptoms see your ophthalmologist who can recommend more advanced lenses. ...Read more
Relief, not cure: Eye dryness is due to lowered tear flow or altered composition of the tears with increased evaporation which usually is a long term and sometimes permanent situation. Eyedrops and some prescription medication can improve it but not cure it. There is no natural cure although "natural" drops are available with the same ingredients as normal eyedrops. ...Read more
Lack of lubrication: Dry eye syndrome is when the surface of the eye becomes dry due to not producing enough tears or if they evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eye. ...Read more
Autoimmune: You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. ...Read more
Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read more
I have been told I have dry eye syndrome. I am in extreme pain like a needle poking in my eye and cannot function, is this normal?
Chronic Dry Eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions or environmental factors.
One type of Chronic Dry eye is caused by decreased tear production due to inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the cornea.
You will need to see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...Read more
Krill oil for dry ey: Krill oil contains omega 3 fatty acids (as well as strong antioxidants). It should help dry eye syndrome, not hurt it. ...Read more
No: Your ophthalmologist will address both concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
Increase tears: Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve function of glands that produce tear components (restasis). Systemic medications should be reviewed and substituted if possible alot of the make dry eye worse. Most common are antihistamines, diuretics and beta blockers. Other meds also ask your dr. ...Read more
Can dry eye syndrome be made worse with astigmatism correction. It was not corrected prior to this.
It depends.: Astigmatism is a variation of nearsightedness (hyperopia) and farsightedness (myopia), and as such can be corrected by glasses, contact lenses and/or lasik/prk. Glasses will not disturb the surface of you eye or change its dryness, but contact lenses or surgery can make it worse. Talk with your ophthalmologist about options to pretreat (e.g., restasis) should you want contacts or surgery. ...Read more
How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
I drink 3 liter/day and I also have dry eye syndrome. Did saliva test cortisol. Took me 20 minutes to produce 5ml saliva. Problem? R/o Sjogren?
Sjorgrens Testing: Drinking more water will not correct dry eye. You may want to try Restasis drops for this problem. See your local ophthalmologist for sure ...Read more
Why do my eyes feel so heavy after putting artificial tears in my eyes? I have dry eye syndrome so I put them on a lot but now my eyes are blurry
Need to. ..: Consider using a medication that treats the cause of dryness. Restasis would be the choice of drops to use now. ...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
Moisture: You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily. There is a "stepladder" of treatment including ointment at night, tear replacement drops during the day, punctal plugs which prevent loss of the tears you make, Restasis which can restore some flow and a few more advanced steps. Discuss with ophthal. ...Read more
My vision has been blurry for 3 months now and I was told that I had dry eye syndrome so I put drops but my vision is still not 100% back yet?
Dry eye twitching:
A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears.
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Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?
Fatigue: Although each of the causes you provide are possible, I would suspect fatigue and address this first by resting with eyes closed for five minutes every hour. ...Read more
Since eye lid lift surgery 2 yrs ago I have probs with dry eye syndrome. I use Clinitas eye gel and take flaxseed oil caps. Is sea buckthorn better?
No, but: They are not mutually exclusive. Dry eye from exposure (not being able to close the lids all the way) is a common problem after an eye lid lift. The surgeon has to estimate pre-op how much tissue to remove and how far to lift. Surgeons normally take less than what seems perfect to avoid this dry eye problem. All dry eye therapies can be helpful. See eye MD that specializes in dry eye. ...Read more
Heat from heaters causes dry eye syndrome, can standing near an old fashioned pilot gas heater in room irritate eyes? Skin and eyes feel hot, irritated?
Yes: If they feel irritated, stand somewhere else. ...Read more
Can people with sjogrens syndrome and severe dry eye syndrome have Lasix (furosemide) eye surgery?
Better not: Lasik surgery tends to make eyes more dry. In the setting of sjogren's syndrome, this could potentially be devastating. Patients who have severe dry eyes can have pain, fluctuating and even poor vision. And this will get worse with age. If you want surgery, you might consider refractive lens exchange, as this will be less drying to the eye and may also get rid of the need for bifocals. ...Read more