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Causes for dry eyes?

Causes for dry eyes?

Many: Causes for dry eye including those that cause not enough production of tears and those that cause your tears to disappear too quickly. Your eyemd should be able to help figure out which you have and give an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...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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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 would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

What would cause extremely dry eyes at night only?

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 more

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What could be the cause for dry eyes every morning?

What could be the cause for dry eyes every morning?

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 more

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What could cause sudden dry eyes. Couple times a week my eyes will get instantly dry. Thoughts?

What could cause sudden dry eyes.  Couple times a week my eyes will get instantly dry. Thoughts?

Depends: There could be several reasons for eye dryness, including dry weather, wind blowing in the eyes, and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid glands). Also, the eyes can become dry during extended visual tasks like reading or using the computer. While concentrating, people tend to blink less which can lead to tear evaporation and dryness. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs when tears aren't able to provide adequate ...Read more