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Control not cure:
Anti-inflammatory meds like Restasis and Xiidra can be helpful as well as omega-3 supplements and hot masks. For more difficult cases, Lipiflow and meibomian gland probing work well to restore normal physiology.
Generally speaking, it is difficult to cure dry eyes. We try to control the symptoms as best we can but if you stop the treatments, then the dry eye symptoms will likely come back. ...Read more
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
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
Environment factors: Can be altered to help with dry eyes. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Remember to blink more and rest eyes with heavy use. Consider using a humidifier in the room where you may stay to do heavy reading/computer work. Use OTC artificial tears. Use lids scrubs with towelettes like OTC OcuSoft or baby shampoo. Use warm compresses for 10+min. Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends on type: Dry eye disease can have many causes: evaporative from meibomian gland dysfunction, aueous deficiency due to estrogen reduction or diety factors. Environemntal causes. Pharmacologic causes. Various disease states. Treatment is often customized to your type of disease. Get an exam. ...Read more
Tear film disruption: A recent study from the university of texas showed that the cold temperature causes the meibum, the oily substance which helps to form the outermost layer of the tear film, to become too thick and stiff to spread onto the eye surface. ...Read more
Varies: Could be allergens or other irritants that inflame the surface of the eye causing symptoms similar to chronic dry eye. If its only brief then not likely anything of concern. You can use over-the-counter artificial tears for short term problems. If it becomes chronic then see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Corneal damage: It can cause corneal erosions and damage. It can also be a sign of Sjogren`s syndrome, an immunologic disorder. Your Ophalmologist will have good treatment. ...Read more
No: Wind, especially dry cold wind, aggravates a pre-existing eyedryness. But eye dryness is usually variable and there will be times of minimal symptoms and other times when it gets symptomatic. Protect your eye with moisturizing eyedrops when it is a problem and you will usually find intervals where nothing is needed. ...Read more
See details: Liquid tears can help but I would also urge that an eye doctor evaluate the issue as well ...Read more
Sure: Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many things. Some of the causes include environmental, systemic medication, diseases, contact lenses, refractive surgery, eye medications, occupational, hormonal, & aging to name a few. Some of these causes can be reversible, whereas others are chronic. Treatment mainly involves ocular lubricants, eyelid hygiene, omega 3 rich diet, protective eyewear, & humidifiers ...Read more
Cleans lids: Kind of like a mini electronic tooth brush for cleaning debris off the edge of the eyelids where the oil glands live. May or not help dry eye---see your ophthalmologist for an answer. ...Read more
Dry eye: Dry eye can be chronic or acute (depending on cause). Clogged meibomian glands (mgd)& blepharitis is most common which can be chronic. Role of underlying inflammation, autoimmune disease, humidity & environment affect severity and frequency of symptoms. More info: eyedoc2020.Com. ...Read more
Wind induced dry eye: Wrap around sunglasses are an obvious help. Omega 3 supplements improve tear production. Using artificial tears prior to entering a windy environment also helps. More involved treatments would include punctal plugs, restasis, and serum tears under the care of a md. ...Read more
Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Limit treatment: Dry eye that is significant will cause symptoms such as chronic irritation, redness and light sensitivity. If you have no symptoms, then you might have some of the aspects of dryness but probably need little if any treatment since you have either adapted to it or have minimal dryness. This diagnosis is quite popular currently and is being promoted by drug companies to sell their products. ...Read more
Hi, I have dry eye after long term contact use, will this ever get better or is this problem chronic?
It may improve: And they have much more improved contacts to help decrease the dry eye syndrome. Discuss with your Ophtho Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
What should I do if I have been experiencing dry eye symptoms for around 3-6 weeks. Does this seem a bit too excessive for dry eye alone?
I was told I shouldn't wear color contacts due to my dry eye. But now I've gotten Lipiflow and my symptoms are gone. Can I wrar color contacts now?
Re try: If you have had success with Lipiflow, then it is a good time to re try the issue of wearing contact lenses with your ophthalmologist. Hopefully it will work well for you. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Sometimes: Usually, dry eye syndrome is treated easily with artificial teardrops. Moderate dry eye sometimes requires medicated eyedrops such as Restasis or anti-inflammatories and/or punctal plugs. However, sometimes dry eye can become so severe and debilitating that people can lose vision and have difficulty functioning normally. ...Read more