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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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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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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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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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