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How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Follow up with opthalomologist. Dry eyes can be from lenses, allergies, use of antihistamines or from autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sicca syndrome (Sjogren's), isolated eye disease. In the short term uses drops like Systane, because if they stay dry you can have abrasions but you must seek medical attention see a doctor this week. ...Read more

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Extremely dry eyes only when lying down. Sleeping in chair fixes it. Tried humidifier, doesn't fix it?

May be more serious: This may be from nocturnal lagophthalmos (i.e. Sleeping with your eyes open) or rarely from a condition called floppy eyelid syndrome... Your eye md should be able to help. ...Read more

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Started effexor (venlafaxine) yesterday, Could barely sleep, Keep yawning, Bit nauseous, Woke up super jittery and dry eyes. Is this all normal? I feel so spaced out.

Started effexor (venlafaxine) yesterday, Could barely sleep, Keep yawning, Bit nauseous, Woke up super jittery and dry eyes. Is this all normal? I feel so spaced out.

Effexor (venlafaxine) effects: I understand your distress.

Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication for Depression, sometimes for Anxiety.

“barely sleep, nauseous and jittery” are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine).
See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, Effexor (venlafaxine) benefits and side effects; Discuss Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety; Therapy for stress in your life; if needed Wellbutrin or SSRI Medication for Depression.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more

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I have severe dry eyes & throat only when lying down. Not just during sleep, just when laying horizontal. Am fine again soon after sitting up. Why?

I have severe dry eyes & throat only when lying down. Not just during sleep, just when laying horizontal. Am fine again soon after sitting up. Why?

Lag and Sjogrens: There is a condition called lagophthalmos that you may want to read up on that can cause the dry eye symptoms. Mouth breathing and Sjögren's syndrome needs to be examined as well. You need to visit your ophthalmologist to see if these conditions are part of the cause of your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Symptoms: Based on what you presented I would strongly recommend that you go to the nearest Emergency Room as soon as you can.

If things are not to bad no harm is done.

If things are as bad as you present they will take extra care with you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing aching muscles, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, dry eyes, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, mood swings, itchy eyes and freq...

I am experiencing aching muscles, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, dry eyes, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, mood swings, itchy eyes and freq...

Too general: Several general symptoms, and so may be due to several causes, maybe anxiety / depression, need to have good history and physical examination, including medications history, possibly some diagnostic studies too to reach a diagnosis, unfortunately this platform won't be helpful, try HealthTap prime or HealthTap Concierge if you wish if you can't reach your doctor soon, good luck ...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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What are the causes of? Dry eyes? Even when closed?

What are the causes of? Dry eyes? Even when closed?

Many reasons: Dry eye has several causes. Usually it is due to increased evaporation rate (dry wind blowing in your face, staring at a computer screen all day, etc). Or you may not be making enough tears (medication side effect, certain medical conditions etc). You may be sleeping with you eyes slightly open, in which case ointment (genteal /lacrilube /refresh pm) at bedtime would help. ...Read more

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What is good for chronic dry eyes? What causes it? Thank you, rebecca

What is good for chronic dry eyes? What causes it? Thank you, rebecca

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 more

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Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Not listed: Dry eyes are not listed as a side effect but there is a history of some antidepressants having that side effect. Middle age is a time of life that many people do suffer this condition and you might ask your PCP, opthalmologist or a pharmacist for ideas. Drinking lots of water may help and using good OTC eye moisturizers. Take care, best wishes! ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo. Gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more

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Do dry eyes cause eye puffiness?

Do dry eyes cause eye puffiness?

Not likely: More likely allergies, unless you have severe dry eyes with inflammation. ...Read more

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Can lattice degeneration cause dry eyes?

Can lattice degeneration cause dry eyes?

Not related: Lattice degeneration cannot cause dry eyes. :). ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after: Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause eyelids to droop, like is it a symptom?

Voluntary ptosis: Sometimes due to the discomfort of dry eyes the upper lids are kept lower to reduce friction of blinking. If you are concerned see your ophthalmologist since some serious conditions show up with drooping lids even in a young person. ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well. ...Read more

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I was told by an optician today I have dry eyes. What causes that?

I was told by an optician today I have dry eyes. What causes that?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes evaporate dry eyes. What treatment do you normally need. Any complete cure?

What causes evaporate dry eyes. What treatment do you normally need. Any complete cure?

Evaporative: In evaporative dry eye, there is a deficient oil layer that prevents evaporation. So, the tears clear too rapidly from the ocular surface. Some otc drops for this include systane balance and refresh optive advanced. Taking oral omega-3 supplements and improving oil gland function with lid hygiene and warm compresses can help as well. Rosacea can worsen this. Other types of tears may be needed. ...Read more

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Can blepharoplasty cause dry eyes? Does blepharoplasty ever cause permanently dry eyes? .

If: If you already suffer from dry eyes you will most likely continue to suffer from dry eyes and eyelid surgery may not be an option for you. You should consult with a board certified plastic or oculoplastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate. After a blepharoplasty it is not uncommon to use eye drops for a short period (few weeks) for additional moisture in the eye. Due to swelling the tear duct system can be temporarily altered.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?

Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?

Dry eyes temporary: It's a common side effect of antipsychotic an anticholinergic side effect. It usually goes away on discontinuation or decrease in the dose of antipsychotic. Ask your physician to either decrease if possible or else change the medication. ...Read more

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I always feel like something is in my eye always blinking and rubbing my eyes no dry eyes tried drops and do not help Cause? What to do?

I always feel like something is in my eye always blinking and rubbing my eyes no dry eyes tried drops and do not help Cause? What to do?

Dry eye: There are many causes of dry eye. Many cases of dry eye require other forms of therapy besides artificial tears. Fish oil by mouth is often helpful. Scrubbing your eyelashes with baby shampoo and hot water is helpful as well. Sometimes other therapy is needed as well. These therapies would require assistance from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Been taking Dothiepin for more than 1 year. Dry eyes 1 month ago. If dry eyes are caused by Dothiepin, can side effect be felt so many months later?

Side effects: It is possible that the side effects have been affecting your eyes for a long time, and because of another factor, or the accumulative effect, you just have started noticing the problem. In this case, it is the anticholinergic effect of that medication. You can counteract it with eye drops. ...Read more

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