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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Dry Eyes
Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes? Does dry eyes caused by medicine go away? Would changing the meds or lowering the dosage cure dry eyes or is this a permanent effect?
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