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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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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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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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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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What is "dry socket"?

What is "dry socket"?

Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the exposure of bone and great pain follows. http://www.animated-teeth.com/dry-sockets/a1-dry-sockets.htm should help you with all the info. ...Read more

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left side nose/upper eye socket sore. Sometimes hurts when blinking . dry eyes/ stuffy nose Cleaning products worsen it

 left side nose/upper eye socket sore. Sometimes hurts when blinking . dry eyes/ stuffy nose Cleaning products  worsen it

Just a thought: You may have an inflammation of one of your facial nerves called Trigeminal Neuralgia or "Tic Douloureux" Google it and discuss it with your PCP. Treatment is available and if your PCP thinks it's worth considering a referral to a Neurologist may be indicated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...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 eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "Lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Inflammatory: Many causes for this, from autoimmune to inflammatory to malignancy. Would recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for this. ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after : Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery. ...Read more

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Vomiting after extracting cause dry socket?

Vomiting after extracting cause dry socket?

Yes: The action of vomiting may dislodge or loosen the blood clot protecting the bone of healing socket. This could lead to loss of clot, exposed bone of socket, the dry socket is possible. If it happens within the first 24hrs, more likely to occur. ...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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Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope. ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause burning eyelids?

Can dry eye cause burning eyelids?

Yes: Depending upon the degree of dryness and the sensitivity of the eye, you can have burning of the lids, redness, irritation, crusting especially in the morning, blur and a host of other minor symptoms. Try using [over the counter lubricating drops and plain ointment at night. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Do dry eye contacts ever get stuck behind the eye?

Do dry eye contacts ever get stuck behind the eye?

No: There are tissues that close off the front of the eye - but it sure can feel like it's stuck there! just add some lubricating fluid, keep blinking, and you should be able to move it into reach to remove. ...Read more