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Causes For Dry Eyes
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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please describe comprehensive rheumatologic workup for cause of dry eyes. Which blood tests to run? I am in 3rd world country, please help.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other conditions that cause severe dry eyes, mouth and nose that don't respond to anything besides Sjogrens? Please elaborate.
Yes: your condition is more aptly called Sicca syndrome instead of Sjogrens in the absence of joint involvement. ...Read more
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