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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


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What to do if I have problem of dry eyes. I work all day in front of a computer. is there any easy way to fix this problem?

What to do if I have problem of dry eyes. I work all day in front of a computer. is there any easy way to fix this problem?

Dry eye treament: Start with artificial tears as maintenance before your eyes feel dry. Use before using computer & during use. Buy pure lubricating drops without redness or itching reliever. That way, you can use the drops as often as you like. It may take a few days for healing before your eyes start feeling better. There are some other options your eye doctor would recommend if artificial tears alone doesnt work ...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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If I have dry eyes from using the computer a lot, what best treatment to fix this would be suitable for me in this case, since i'm just 20y/o?

If I have dry eyes from using the computer a lot, what best treatment to fix this would be suitable for me in this case, since i'm just 20y/o?

Dry eyes: Dry eyes are very common among young people today, unlike previous decades before the proliferation of computers and electronic devices. A combination of radiation from screens and decreased blink rate while reading causes first dry eye then mild burns of the conjunctiva. They will heal with artificial tears, rest away from the computer, and use of radiation screens over the monitor. Sleep helps. ...Read more

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How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

Artificial tears: Dry eyes can be bothersome and cause chronic discomfort. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read more

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Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Dry eye: Tears naturale is safe for the eyes. They can be used every 1 to 2 hours for dry eye, if needed. Remember to take frequent breaks when using the computer for long periods of time. Alternate choices include systane and theratears. ...Read more

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Dry eyes and light sensitivity when I work online for long hours daily. Why?

Dry eyes and light sensitivity when I work online for long hours daily. Why?

Reduced blinking: You are likely blinking much less often when focused on the computer, causing more evaporative tear loss. This leads to irritation of the cornea, which in turn can cause light sensitivity. ...Read more

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I got dry eyes due to contacts. Will restasis work for me?

Not from CLs: Contacts don't cause dry eyes, however, they will be uncomfortable if the eye is dry. If you have a decrease in the aqueous portion of you tear film Restasis should help. There are other causes of dry eye disease and you should have your eyes examined to determine the type you have to obtain the correct treatment. ...Read more

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