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Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Depends: Ordinary dry eyes are sometimes uncomfortable but not harmful. If the dryness is more severe then the surface of the eye can develop dry spots that impair the vision and if severe, the front of the eye can break down. If the vision is impaired then extra strong treatment from your ophthalmologist will be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I get dry eyes & some times tears and red eyes.found about Gunnars on sitting on screens for long.glass have +0.2.is it safe. no vision problems?

I get dry eyes & some times tears and red eyes.found about Gunnars on sitting on screens for long.glass have +0.2.is it safe. no vision problems?

Question not clear: Alternating dry and watery eyes could come from either eyelid hygiene issues or allergies or lack of adequate breaks from computer use or a combination of these. Try a program of cleaning the eyelashes well with warm washcloth daily, get plenty of sleep, stay away from irritants like smoke and sunlight. If symptoms persist see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes having a problem in vision little blurred and some different kind of warms type of images are appearing in my vision dry eyes and irritation?

My eyes having a problem in vision little blurred and some different kind of warms type of images are appearing in my vision dry eyes and irritation?

Perhaps: Dry eyes can cause blurred vision, but in combination with seeing images of "worms" there is a concern that there might be other problems. The vitreous (jelly in the back of the eye) and the retina (wallpaper in the back inside surface of the eye) can come off and create very similar symptoms. It is best to see an eye md for a complete eye evaluation. ...Read more

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Can having very thin corneas cause flactuating blurry vision and dry eyes ?

Can having very thin corneas cause flactuating blurry vision and dry eyes ?

No: Very thin corneas are a risk factor in the diagnosis of glaucoma but unless there is other pathology causing the thin-ness like keratoconus, then the vision is usually stable and eye dryness comes from other causes.. ...Read more

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44 Female. Causes of intermittent stabbing eyeball pain without any change in vision . Eyes not red, etc. Sometimes also burn. Dry eyes?

44 Female.  Causes of intermittent stabbing eyeball pain without any change in vision . Eyes not red, etc.  Sometimes also burn. Dry eyes?

Sounds like Dry eyes: 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. ...Read more

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Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

It can help: Theratears™ nutrition supplements can help you with your dry eye symptoms, together with additional artificial tears daily. Warm compresses and lid hygiene with diluted baby shampoo to cleanse the eyelid margins will be of additional benefit. Humidify your living environment air is beneficial. ...Read more

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Can post viral syndrome cause dry eyes, eye soreness and slightly blurry vision?

Can post viral syndrome cause dry eyes, eye soreness and slightly blurry vision?

Dry eyes: What kind of viral infection preceded this?. If it is not related to the eye or facial area, I doubt it is secondary to the viral infection. You may have dry eyes, try artificial tear solutions available over the counter, if blurry vision continues have it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, ...Read more


Vision Problems (Definition)

Vision difficulties are any problems a ...Read more