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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, drug use, or illness.

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What causes dry eyes?

What causes  dry eyes?

Many: Dry eyes us a mismatch between tear production and drainage. Aging, contact lens wear, wind and air pollution, sunlight, environmental stress-any of these cause dry eyes. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause

Perimenopausal women often develop dry eyes. See your eye doctor for medications to help! ...See more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How do I treat dry eyes from age?

How do I treat dry eyes from age?

Several options.: Frequent artificial tear use, punctual plugs which are placed by your Ophthalmologist, Restasis prescription drops which help your eyes to produce more tears, and sometimes, omega-3 supplementation can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

Dry eyes: Xerostomia can be treated with eye drops, as long as you find the cause (ex. Medicines that cause dryness). ...Read more

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COPD (Tip)

COPD

Oxygen therapy causes dry eyes. Put over the counter eye ointment in at night. ...See more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Drink lots of water
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Eat healthy fats such as olive oil and omega 3's
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Moisturize immediately after your shower while your skin is damp
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Avoid showering with overly hot water
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What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

I have two: One of my favorites is systane balance 2 -4 times a day in each eye and genteal gel at bedtime. Other helpful simple treatments are lid scrubs using either cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin (liquid) and washing your eyelids and lashes each night or ocusoft scrubs and flaxseed oil capsules 2000 mg a day. It's important to discuss this with your eye doctor and have a thorough exam. ...Read more

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