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Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Likely not: Dry eyes can cause drying of the cornea. Balance is mediated by the inner ear and cerebellum...

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Sudden head rush coupled with brief dizziness. Minor headache dry eyes, brain fog afterwards. (normal mri) thoughts?

Sudden head rush coupled with brief dizziness. Minor headache dry eyes, brain fog afterwards. (normal mri) thoughts?

Sudden low BP: It sounds like your blood pressure is dropping briefly. When this happens, you will get dizzy, possibly get a headache and your brain can feel foggy from a brief lessening of oxygen. With the dry eyes as well, it sounds like you may be dehydrated. You are in a heat wave. Make sure you keep your fluids up. If it worsens, go to the er for IV replenishment.

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Dry eyes. Headache. Dizziness. Pressure in face and nose. Fullness in head. And occasionally hoarseness. Started first day of spring. Treatment?

Dry eyes. Headache. Dizziness. Pressure in face and nose. Fullness in head. And occasionally hoarseness. Started first day of spring. Treatment?

Allergies: Could be causing all the symptoms you are describing. Because you suffer from insomnia, they symptoms may get worse because of your lack of sleep. You should have an evaluation by your internist if you have not seen him/her yet.

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Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Symptoms: Based on what you presented I would strongly recommend that you go to the nearest Emergency Room as soon as you can. If things are not to bad no harm is done. If things are as bad as you present they will take extra care with you.

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Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

See doctor: You did not mention how long these symptoms have been present. If just for a few days, it may just be from a viral infection. If longer than that or getting worse, you need to see your doctor.

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What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS (consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea, headache sometimes.

What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS (consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea, headache sometimes.

Many symptoms: High potassium is usually seen with kidney failure or taking certain medications. Low white blood cell count is usually due to viral illness or bone marrow disorders. Dry eyes occur in some autoimmune diseases. Your physician would be best qualified to evaluate you.

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Does dry eyes cause pain in the eyes?

Does dry eyes cause pain in the eyes?

Yes: Dry eyes can be painful. It is important to keep your eyes well lubricated.

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo. Gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions.

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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after: Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery.

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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit.

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Can dry eyes cause eyelids to droop, like is it a symptom?

Can dry eyes cause eyelids to droop, like is it a symptom?

Voluntary ptosis: Sometimes due to the discomfort of dry eyes the upper lids are kept lower to reduce friction of blinking. If you are concerned see your ophthalmologist since some serious conditions show up with drooping lids even in a young person.

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well.

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I was told by an optician today I have dry eyes. What causes that?

I was told by an optician today I have dry eyes. What causes that?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful.

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated.

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What causes evaporate dry eyes. What treatment do you normally need. Any complete cure?

What causes evaporate dry eyes. What treatment do you normally need. Any complete cure?

Evaporative: In evaporative dry eye, there is a deficient oil layer that prevents evaporation. So, the tears clear too rapidly from the ocular surface. Some otc drops for this include systane balance and refresh optive advanced. Taking oral omega-3 supplements and improving oil gland function with lid hygiene and warm compresses can help as well. Rosacea can worsen this. Other types of tears may be needed.

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