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Can dry patches on cornea cause swelling on the optic disc and or could being on computer too much cause either problems please help?

Can dry patches on cornea cause swelling on the optic disc and or could being on computer too much cause either problems please help?

No: Swelling of the optic disk is a serious sign that requires a prompt medical evaluation. Dry patches on the cornea are common and are treated with artificial tears. Using the computer can exacerbate dry eye but has no relationship to the optic disk swelling. ...Read more

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Would an infection access in the cornea cause dry type amd?

Would an infection access in the cornea cause dry type amd?

No: Amd occurs in the retina, specifically the macula of the eye. It is not related to the cornea or corneal infection. ...Read more

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How do you tell when you have dry spots from dry eye in the cornea?

How do you tell when you have dry spots from dry eye in the cornea?

See ophthalmologist: They have large tool to carefully examine all the chambers of your eyeballs. They can carefully examine your corneas. ...Read more

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How long does it take an inflamed cornea to heal due to very severe dry eye, ?

How long does it take an inflamed cornea to heal due to very severe dry eye, ?

No answer: Unfortunately there is no good answer to your question. Every patient is different and every patient has different severities of corneal dryness. People heal at different rates due to their eyedrops, genetics, and other medical problems and environmental conditions. Due to the fact there are so many variables, there is no answer to your question . I'm sorry. ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause swelling of the cornea?

Can dry eye cause swelling of the cornea?

Sort of: Dry eye can cause keratitis, usually inflammation of the epithelial layer on the surface of the eye. That can make the cornea a little thicker, but we normally don't call that swelling. Corneal swelling, called corneal edema, usually occurs from an increase in fluid in the tissue of the cornea. ...Read more

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Can cornea crosslinking help my eyes heal after lasik? Will it help my dry eyes?

Can cornea crosslinking help my eyes heal after lasik? Will it help my dry eyes?

Yes and no: If there are abnormalities in the curvature of your eye because of the lasik, then yes. Usually, folks have a lot of rapid change in their prescription. It is not indicated for minor changes occurring years after the original procedure. There is currently no indication for it in the treatment of dry eyes. ...Read more

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A yellow dye test showed I have a dry patch on the center of my cornea. Is this because I wear contacts?

Yes, over wear: of contacts can cause corneal irritation and break down of the top layer of the cornea. This should be monitored closely until it heals to make sure you don't develop an infection. Stay out of contacts until your eye doctor clears you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yellow dye test showed dry patch on the centre of my cornea, do you think this is serious for contact lens wearer?

Could be a problem: Did the doctor who administered the yellow dye, and diagnosed the dry patch discuss this with you? It could indicate a lens too tight for safe wear, or a temporary patch of dryness depending upon the health of the cornea and eye. Were you advised to stop wearing the lens? And if you wear the lens now, are you having symptoms.? ...Read more

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I have severe dry eyes and have frequent cornea abrasions. Besides using restaysis, what can I do to help my condition. ?

I have severe dry eyes and have frequent cornea abrasions. Besides using restaysis, what can I do to help my condition. ?

Several Options: Restasis is an standard treatment for dry eye syndrome (des), but there are other treatments depending on the underlying cause(s) of your des. Some moderate to severe cases of des can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as lupus, sjogrens, rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. It's important for your eye doctor to establish the cause of your des. ...Read more

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Can having very thin corneas cause flactuating blurry vision and dry eyes ?

Can having very thin corneas cause flactuating blurry vision and dry eyes ?

No: A very thin cornea induced by inappropriate patient selection and laser refractive surgery can profoundly affect the vision-- very rare and probably not you. A thin cornea will not change your vision, or cause dry eyes. ...Read more

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Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?

Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?

Recurrent erosion: Sounds like recurrent erosion syndrome with your sticking and tearing symptoms. Agree with muro ointment. Alternatively, your eyes may be opening at night and drying out. Try sleeping without a ceiling fan on and with a humidifier. Ointment will certainly help. Goggles such as tranquileyes by eyeeco can also help if this is the case. ...Read more

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What is the fastest, most effective way to treat extreme dry eyes i visited my opthamologist's office to be measured for removal of a cataract. He advised that i had dry eyes and that he could not get a good measurement of my cornea therfore he proceeded

What is the fastest, most effective way to treat extreme dry eyes i visited my opthamologist's office to be measured for removal of a cataract.  He advised that i had dry eyes and that he could not get a good measurement of my cornea therfore he proceeded

Multifactorial answe: Dry eye has many causes ranging from environmental, pharmacological, hormonal, due to lid pathology, decrease liquid production, abnormal lipid (oily) portion of tear (evaporative) dry eye. Finding the cause of the dry eye helps determine the treatment needed. It is very important to treat the dry eye prior to cataract surgery. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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An optometrist who had very dry fingers was rough with my eyes. What are symptoms of scratches to cornea/conjuntiva/sclera etc that I can monitor?

An optometrist who had very dry fingers was rough with my eyes. What are symptoms of scratches to cornea/conjuntiva/sclera etc that I can monitor?

Foreign sensation : If your cornea or conjunctiva was scratched during examination, you would have moderately severe pain, tearing, photophobia, inability to fully open eyelid, and ocular redness. Your vision could be very blurry too, depending what part was scratched. A discharge may also result. If these symptoms are absent, but you have some irritation, try using preservative free artificial tears every 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to fix a dried eye?

What is recommended to help to fix a dried eye?

Dry Eyes Treatments: Meibomian gland dysfunction (mgd) are most common cause for irritation & dry eyes. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & artificial tears; move up a "tiered approach" to other treatments as needed. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html. ...Read more

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What will happen to you if you leave your eye to be dry?

What will happen to you if you leave your eye to be dry?

Eye must be moist: The eye should never dry out as this may lead to cornea scarring and loss of vision. The eye most be moistened by the tear film on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Why would one eye always be dry but not the other?

Why would one eye always be dry but not the other?

Mostly anatomical: Dry eye is very common, but differences between the eyes less so. One eye may have an incomplete blink pattern or the opening between the lids may be wider leading to exposure. Eyelid problems may worsen one side. There may be partial blockage of tear drainage on one side which would help to moisturize that side. There may be decreased tearing on one side in a condition called horner’s syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you fix dry eye?

How do you fix dry eye?

Artificial tears: This is a very broad question. Start with articial tears, you may need plugs. See your eyecare physician. You need to be placed on prescription drops such as Restasis or even topical corticosteroids. Check your medication lists for dry eye and mouth side effects. This can become a chronic problem and require long term care. May need to change your dietary habits and improve your hydration ...Read more

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How to cure the dry eye ?

How to cure the dry eye ?

Unfortunately none: There is no quick fix to stop dry eye completely. It tends to worsen as we age, as we produce less good tears. Treatment aims at managing and is an active process, but there are options that can significantly improve the discomfort of dry eye: OTC artificial tears, presription restasis, punctal plugs, humidifiers, vitamin supplements, heating masks, lid scrubs, lipiflow. Seek eye exam for help! ...Read more

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