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What can cure dry eye?

What can cure dry eye?

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

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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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Can I have only one dry eye?

Can I have only one dry eye?

Yes: It is not unusual to have one eye that is drier than the other. ...Read more

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How to minimize dry eye naturally?

How to minimize dry eye naturally?

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

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What medications use on a dry eye?

What medications use on a dry eye?

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

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Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

Yes: Dry eyes can cause your vision to be blurry and not correct with glasses or contacts. Using re-wetting drops can be helpful as well as having plugs inserted, but I would recommend seeing your opthomologist for a check-up as there may also be another cause for your vision changes. ...Read more

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Dry eye symptoms in 1 just eye. Help?

Dry eye symptoms in 1 just eye. Help?

Use artificial tears: If still problem after artificial tears see ophthalmologist. May consider Restasis a medication that increases tear production or plugs in tear drainage system. ...Read more

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During cold temperatures, dry eye can be worse why?

During cold temperatures, dry eye can be worse why?

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

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I have had dry eye before but usually just brief. Why?

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

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What are the affects of long term dry eye on eyesight?

What are the affects of long term dry eye on eyesight?

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

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Is it true that there are different types of Dry eye?

Is it true that there are different types of Dry eye?

Yes: Dry eyes can occur because of inadequate tear production or excessive tear evaporation. It is common for dry eye to occur because of a combination of both reasons. ...Read more

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Is Dry Eye caused by wind usually permanent in young persons?

Is Dry Eye caused by wind usually permanent in young persons?

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

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Dry eye I feel like sands going around. What are the treatiment!

Dry eye I feel like sands going around. What are the treatiment!

See details: Liquid tears can help but I would also urge that an eye doctor evaluate the issue as well ...Read more

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Has there been cases of Dry Eye that go away after months or years?

Has there been cases of Dry Eye that go away after months or years?

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

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I'm wondering what is blephex and does it help with dry eye issues?

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

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Is this an every day thing or can dry eye occur in random outbreaks?

Is this an every day thing or can dry eye occur in random outbreaks?

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

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Slightest of windy conditions cause dry eye.? How shud I come over it.

Slightest of windy conditions cause dry eye.? How shud I come over it.

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

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My wife neds something to lubricatae a dry eye. What product is the best?

My wife neds something to lubricatae a dry eye. What product is the best?

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

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Can you give me suggestions if I was diagnosed with dry eye, but no symptom!?

Can you give me suggestions if I was diagnosed with dry eye, but no symptom!?

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

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I have severe dry eye mostly in one eye. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I have severe dry eye mostly in one eye. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

See Eye MD: Mild dry eyes can be treated with otc artificial tears. Severe dry eyes can be very difficult to treat. Fortunately, there a many treatment options available. You will need to see your eye md if otc tears are not sufficient. ...Read more

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I have dry eye... Spring cutter.... And terizium problem in my eyes. Please help me out?

Pterigium: This is another possibility
sun protection is needed
omega 3 supplements will help
lubricating drops offer brief but immediate relief. ...Read more

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Hi, I have dry eye after long term contact use, will this ever get better or is this problem chronic?

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

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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?

No: Chronic dry eye symptoms can certainly last that long. Certain conditions will exacerbate the symptoms and certainly changes in the weather will effect your dry eyes. See an ophthalmologist for a complete exam for further treatment. You may have seasonal allergies too. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dry eye lids?

Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read more

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What is dry eye syndrome?

What is dry eye syndrome?

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

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Can calcium cause dry eye?

Can calcium cause dry eye?

No: Most dry eye is caused by aging. Some is caused by inflammation in the eye. Calcium is not known to cause dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is dry eye syndrome serious?

Is dry eye syndrome serious?

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

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