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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding And Dry Eye Syndrome

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Is dry eye syndrome serious?

Is dry eye syndrome serious?

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.

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What is the recovery period of Dry Eye Syndrome? Is it completely curable?

What is the recovery period of Dry Eye Syndrome? Is it completely curable?

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.

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What is dry eye syndrome?

What is dry eye syndrome?

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!

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Do contacts cause dry eye syndrome?

Do contacts cause dry eye syndrome?

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.

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How to naturally heal dry eye syndrome?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: dry eye syndrome?

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.

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Can my lupus be related to my severe dry eye syndrome?

Can my lupus be related to my severe dry eye syndrome?

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.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is dry eye syndrome? Is it when your eyes water?

Dty eyes: Dry eye syndrome refers to dry eyes, regardless of the cause. Excessive tearing is a possible symptom of dry eyes, but is very non-specific and may represent another problem. See you eye MD for a specific diagnosis and treatment as necessary.

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Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?

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.

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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?

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?

Yes,: 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.

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Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

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.

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Could dry eye syndrome be related to using krill oil supplements?

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.

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Is lutein supplements safe to take for dry eye syndrome? Any side effects?

Is lutein supplements safe to take for dry eye syndrome? Any side effects?

No harm: Lutein is suggested to improve macular health. There is no evidence of its effectiveness in dry eyes although no harm is done by using it. Consider using flax seed oil as a useful supplement for dry eyes.

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Would you give me some tips for dry eye syndrome?

Would you give me some tips for dry eye syndrome?

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.

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I have dry eye syndrome need help over-the-counter please....?

Artificial tears: Your only option for over the counter treatments are artificial tears. There are several varieties. Should speak to an ophthalmologist if you have dry eye syndrome to make sure you are taking the correct type and also to make sure you truly have dry eye syndrome.

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Can dry eye syndrome be made worse with astigmatism correction. It was not corrected prior to this.

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.

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How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?

How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?

Omega-3's: Oral omega 3's such as evoa dry eye supplements or thera tears nutrition. The omega-3's stimulate the natural oil and moisture glands of the eye and eye surface. You can also use preservative free artificial tears 3-4 times a day.

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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

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

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