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Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Serum tears: There are many otc and rx drops that work best for different sources of dry eye (as mentioned in the other answers). One of the best, though, is for severe dry eyes to make tears from your own serum. Blood is drawn, allowed to clot, centrifuged, diluted with saline, and given back to the patient. In cases that do not respond to the available treatments, this option should be discussed with md. ...Read more

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Can seasonal eye allergies cause dry eye (aqueous deficiency)?

Can seasonal eye allergies cause dry eye (aqueous deficiency)?

Yes!: Allergies can cause problems with dry eyes. Allergy pills cause decreased tear production. Allergies themselves cause also inflammation of the tissues that produce and maintain tears. ...Read more

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Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision can be due to need for new Rx, dry eye, diabetes, etc. If just due to dry eye, use warm compresses/gentle massaging of eyelid margin to help improve tear film stability; non-preserved artificial tears (Retaine is very good) 4-6x per day; increase omega 3 intake; see [email protected] "Lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation,  use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read more

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What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? 
I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

BAK Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride is a common preservative in eye drops, including artificial tears. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people if the tears are used frequently. Try preservative-free single use vials of ocular lubricants and you should be okay for frequent dosing. Another alternative are these new electronic misting devices to spray a little cloud of clean water in your eyes. See EyeMD. ...Read more

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Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Minor help: Try applying plain eye ointment into each eye prior to sleeping. This will coat the eye and protect it during your worst part of dryness. ...Read more

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Dry eye lids?

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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Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more

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Blinking from dry eye when eating?

Blinking from dry eye when eating?

Jaw winking: There is a phenomenon called jaw winking (marcus gunn jaw-winking syndrome). The wink is a momentary upper eyelid retraction or elevation to an equal or higher level than the normal fellow eyelid associated with movement of the same sides jaw muscles. It is not associated with dry eye and this may be an unrelated symptom. ...Read more

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Do contacts cause dry eye syndrome?

Probably not: Contacts float on a thin layer of tears coating the front of the eye. Because of this, contact wearers are very sensitive to dryness of the eyes as the lens will become uncomfortable, if the eye is a little dry. The contact does not cause the dryness, but is a sensitive early warning. If you are starting to have some symptoms see your ophthalmologist who can recommend more advanced lenses. ...Read more

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Possible diagnosis for a dry reddened eye with blurred vision?

Possible diagnosis for a dry reddened eye with blurred vision?

See details: How about you see an ophthalmologist who can examine the eye first-hand and give you both a diagnosis and a treatment. Possible causes include infection, uveitis, iritis, sjogrens, allergies and many others. ...Read more

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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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How to treat eye allergies and dry eyes?

See specialist: An allergist may help you with this. The first thing is to determine the true cause of your eye symptoms. Sometimes people with dry eyes will respond by having watery eyes. Those with allergies will have dry eyes because they have been using medications to treat their allergies. An allergist after determine cause can help focus your treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Comforting: Similasan is a tear replacement with no therapeutic qualities. It is generally used for eye dryness, and may provide comfort when pink eye is present. It will not alter the course of the self limited infection of the lining of the eye. No harm will come from its use. ...Read more