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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... ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Not listed: Dry eyes are not listed as a side effect but there is a history of some antidepressants having that side effect. Middle age is a time of life that many people do suffer this condition and you might ask your PCP, opthalmologist or a pharmacist for ideas. Drinking lots of water may help and using good OTC eye moisturizers. Take care, best wishes! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of extreme dry eyes and dark circles?

What could be the cause of extreme dry eyes and dark circles?

Might be eczema: If you are a person with allergies, asthma, etc it may be due to eczema. Atopic dermatitis can cause dark circles around the eyes and dry eyes to boot (atopic keratoconjunctivitis). Do you have rashes on your body? If so, you may have your answer. I would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause scaling of lids, especially during winter?

Can dry eyes cause scaling of lids, especially during winter?

No: Dry eye is a term reserved for drying of the cornea (the front window of the eye). Dry eyelids can be caused by cold dry environments, similarly to dry lips. Scaling can also be caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. See an eye doctor the next time this occurs. ...Read more

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If I watch computer or tv for a long time. Will it cause me dry eyes?

If I watch computer or tv for a long time. Will it cause me dry eyes?

It Can: Studies have shown that our blin rate decreases by 50% when we look at a computer screen. Blinking more, or using artificialtears may be helpful, ...Read more

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A week ago I saw a halo around a light. When I blinked, it was gone. Could this be from dry eyes? Now I see it all the time? Could anxiety cause this?

A week ago I saw a halo around a light. When I blinked, it was gone. Could this be from dry eyes? Now I see it all the time? Could anxiety cause this?

Could be: Could be but probably not. Have your eyes felt dry? More likely in an 18 year old is allergy producing some mucus that gets blinked away. Clearing up with blinking does localize the problem to the surface of the eye. An exam with an MD can tell you the exact cause. Anxiety would not cause this. ...Read more

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What STD causes dry eyes and pain from kissing?

Need more info: Dry eyes can be many things. Not aware of any stds that only affect eyes. Any other symptoms? You should see a doc for an std checkup. Oral herpes maybe. But very rare that it goes to eyes. ...Read more

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Causes for dry eyes?

Causes for dry eyes?

Many: Causes for dry eye including those that cause not enough production of tears and those that cause your tears to disappear too quickly. Your eyemd should be able to help figure out which you have and give an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes?

Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What causes chronic dry eyes?

What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye (s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read more

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What are the causes of? Dry eyes? Even when closed?

What are the causes of? Dry eyes? Even when closed?

Many reasons: Dry eye has several causes. Usually it is due to increased evaporation rate (dry wind blowing in your face, staring at a computer screen all day, etc). Or you may not be making enough tears (medication side effect, certain medical conditions etc). You may be sleeping with you eyes slightly open, in which case ointment (genteal /lacrilube /refresh pm) at bedtime would help. ...Read more

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What would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

What would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

Lids open at night: A common cause of night-time dryness is the eyes drifting open during sleep. The exposed portion of the eye dries out, producing often significant symptoms if we awake during the night or first thing in the morning. Using an otc lubricating ointment in the eyes at bedtime is helpful in theses cases, since the ointment coats the surface of the eye, preventing drying out if it should drift open. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for dry eyes every morning?

What could be the cause for dry eyes every morning?

Dry eyes: "dry eyes occur when your tears aren't able to provide adequate moisture for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears." for more see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/dry-eyes/ds00463. ...Read more

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What is good for chronic dry eyes? What causes it? Thank you, rebecca

Treatments for dry e: Dry eyes are common and have a number of causes. As we get older, our eyes make less tears. Tears are a complex mixture that includes mucous, water, minerals and a lipid. All the components are important to keep the tear film stable and prevent rapid evaporation.
There are a number of treatments that include various types of artificial tears and other treatments. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden dry eyes. Couple times a week my eyes will get instantly dry. Thoughts?

What could cause sudden dry eyes. Couple times a week my eyes will get instantly dry. Thoughts?

Depends: There could be several reasons for eye dryness, including dry weather, wind blowing in the eyes, and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid glands). Also, the eyes can become dry during extended visual tasks like reading or using the computer. While concentrating, people tend to blink less which can lead to tear evaporation and dryness. ...Read more

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I have newly been diagnosed with dry eyes and I am worried. What might be the cause of it? Is this conditionserious?

Not uncommon: Dry eyes are a common development with age. Certain medicines, contact lens use, smoking, sun and wind exposure, and lasik may make them worse. If they are not associated with any more serious systemic diseases, then they are not too worrisome, just another "benefit" of advancing age. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do dry eyes cause eye puffiness?

Not likely: More likely allergies, unless you have severe dry eyes with inflammation. ...Read more

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Can lattice degeneration cause dry eyes?

Can lattice degeneration cause dry eyes?

Not related: Lattice degeneration cannot cause dry eyes. :). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

Dry eye that occurs when tears aren't able ...Read more