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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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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


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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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Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Not directly : But liver and kidney problems may be a sign of autoimmune disease like lupus or sjogrens. These diseases can be associated with dry eyes. ...Read more

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Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Not usually: can be helpful if you do a lot of computer work that involves a lot of staring. The eyes don't blink as often. Thus, dry eye syndrome is common with people spending a significant amount of time on the computer each day. ...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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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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Please may i know what causes dry eyes. I noticed patches in my eyes and heard to use lubricating eye drops. Is this okay?

Please may i know what causes dry eyes. I noticed patches in my eyes and heard to use lubricating eye drops. Is this okay?

Many things.: Dry eyes can be secondary to diseases like arthritis, and many related conditions, age, drugs, like antihistamines and birth control medications. Difficult to say what you describe as "patches" is, but the could be pinguecula, normal deposits of fat on the conjunctiva, nasal side or ear side. These are nothing to be concerned about. If red, painful or enlarging, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

"Yellowish" eyes: or "muddy sclerae" can be completely normal (genetic) Yellow eyes (lemon scalerae can be due to overuse of carotene (as in carrots), Renal failure can yellow the sclerae Google it for more! BTW Dry eyes may be due to a disease ...and may respond to eye medication! See your opthamologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can Pataday help with your dry eyes if caused by allergies? I heard that it helps with inflammation so you can produce/release tears better?

Can Pataday help with your dry eyes if caused by allergies? I heard that it helps with inflammation so you can produce/release tears better?

Pataday is for: seasonal allergies affecting the eyes not for dry eyes. It doesn't have anti-inflammatory effects, but more anti-histaminic effects that may secondarily reduce the allergic symptoms like inflammation, but it's not a steroid. So that doesn't directly have to do with producing or releasing tears better. You may be confusing lubricating tears for Pataday? Read: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pataday.html ...Read more

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Is there a way to know whether my blepharitis cause my dry eyes or vice versa? Is it important to know what exactly cause both? Doc didn't explain.

Is there a way to know whether my blepharitis cause my dry eyes or vice versa? Is it important to know what exactly cause both? Doc didn't explain.

Dry eyes: Dry eyes and blepharitis are both common eye problems. Inflammation, such as occurs with blepharitis, exacerbates dry eye syndrome. In addition, the eyelid oil glands are dysfunctional in blepharitis. This oil is part of the tear film and helps retard evaporation of the tears. The treatment of both is complex and chronic. ...Read more

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Can i use lacrigel ointment once a day for long time in my right eye cause of dry eyes prob? Eye hurts in morning whenever I dont use it at night. TY.

Can i use lacrigel ointment once a day for long time in my right eye cause of dry eyes prob? Eye hurts in morning whenever I dont use it at night. TY.

Yes, but have your : Thyroid checked too. Unilateral dry eye can be a sign of lagophthalmos associated with thyroid dysfunction. See your PCP Dr soon to discuss. ...Read more

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What could cause severe dry eyes? My eyes have been really dry for the past couple of weeks, and i don’t know why. I haven’t started any new medications, i don’t wear contacts and i don’t have any allergies. So what could be causing this?

What could cause severe dry eyes? My eyes have been really dry for the past couple of weeks, and i don’t know why. I haven’t started any new medications, i don’t wear contacts and i don’t have any allergies. So what could be causing this?

Dry : Dry eyes can be caused by numerous things. A complete eye exam is necessary to determine the causes. Usually artificial tears and lid hygiene will help to reduce your dry eye symptoms. If all the above fails, consider placing punctal plugs in your eye to reduce dry eye symptoms. Summer is starting and california is a dry climate. This can make dry eye worse. Try over-the-counter artificial tears first and see if this helps your dry eyes. ...Read more

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Which glaucoma treatment medications will not not dry my eyes out even more? I have dry eyes, and i recently found out that I have angle-closure glaucoma as well. While researching glaucoma treatments, i read that some medications can cause dry eyes. I wo

Which glaucoma treatment medications will not not dry my eyes out even more? I have dry eyes, and i recently found out that I have angle-closure glaucoma as well. While researching glaucoma treatments, i read that some medications can cause dry eyes. I wo

I've : I've found that Xalatan (latanoprost) is one of the best tolerated of all of the glaucoma medications. Sometimes it is the preservative in the medication that is the most irritating and can cause a toxic conjunctivitis/keratitis that looks a lot like dry eyes. However, if the glaucoma is severe and you really need the ocular pressure lower then sometimes it is worth it to continue the glaucoma medications and treat the toxicity or dryness at the same time with other medications. It's a lot of drops but worth it to preserve vision. I have no financial interests in Xalatan (latanoprost) or any other glaucoma medications. Best regards, jc. ...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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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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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more


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Dry Eyes (Definition)

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