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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?

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?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Can red eyes caused by dry eyes be reversed?

Can red eyes caused by dry eyes be reversed?

Red eyes/dry: Any vision changes? pain? For dry eyes can try topical lubircant's like Systane -over the counter. Buy individual vials. Sometimes for severe cases Restasis is prescribed. If you have red eyes also need to check for an inflammatory or autoimmune process like epislceritis, iriitis or anterior uveitis or glaucoma which need further treatment f/u w/ optometrist/ ophthamologist w/in 24 hrs ...Read more

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Is Xibrom suitable for eye inflammation caused by dry eyes?

Is Xibrom suitable for eye inflammation caused by dry eyes?

Check with PCP.: Although Xibrom is an anti-inflammatory eye drop used primarily to treat inflammation and pain after cataract surgery, I don't know if it helps in the setting of dry eyes. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause pain in bridge of nose ? An pressure feeling ??

Can dry eyes cause pain in bridge of nose ? An pressure feeling ??

NO: however, sinus/nasal issues can- please see you PCP or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Does sitting under a ceiling fan many hours cause dry eyes and allergies?

Does sitting under a ceiling fan many hours cause dry eyes and allergies?

No: Fans can dry your eyes out, but will not lead to allergies. Exposure to allergens such as pollens and dust can cause allergy symptoms if you are allergic to them. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes with eye discharge for the past couple of weeks?

What could cause dry eyes with eye discharge for the past couple of weeks?

Conjunctivitis: Your description sounds like you may have conjunctivitis, likely either allergic or viral. Treatment includes artificial tears and topical allergy drops. If it worsens or does not resolve, you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the cause of dry eyes and chronic pain in eyes but no tears when i want to cry?

Could you tell me what's the cause of dry eyes and chronic pain in eyes but no tears when i want to cry?

Many things: A number of conditions can cause dry eyes many of which are considered "autoimmune diseases". This may include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Sjögren's syndrome is a condition causing dry eyes, reduction in saliva, etc. And is found often with the conditions mentioned above. One easy way to treat the dry eyes is with artifical tears (over the counter). Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...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