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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Overview)

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.


Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
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What causes dry eyes?

Dr. Jay Bradley
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What causes  dry eyes?

Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more. ...Read more

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Dry Eyes (Overview)

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.


Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped
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What does od mean when she diagnoses dry eyes/?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What does od mean when she diagnoses dry eyes/?
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Managing Eye Twitching (Tip)

Managing Eye Twitching

Blepharospasm is the term for eye twitching. ...See more

Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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How do I treat dry eyes from age?

Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are dry eyes and can they be treated without medicines?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Managing Eye Twitching (Tip)

Managing Eye Twitching

Cutting back on caffeine can improve eye twitching. ...See more

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How effective are punctal plugs for treating dry eyes after lasik? I am close to 1 year post op and artficial tears aren't helping.

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How effective are punctal plugs for treating dry eyes after lasik? I am close to 1 year post op and artficial tears aren't helping.

Punctal plugs: Punctal plugs are very effective at treating post-lasik dry eye. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
61K people helped

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Managing Eye Twitching (Tip)

Managing Eye Twitching

More rest, less caffeine, less stress all help reduce eye twitching. ...See more

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Which glaucoma treatment medications will not not dry my eyes out even more? I have dry eyes, and i recently found out that I have angle-closure glaucoma as well. While researching glaucoma treatments, i read that some medications can cause dry eyes. I wo

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Glaucoma treatment: You should consider preservative free glaucoma meds (such as travatan-z, Cosopt pf, zioptan, timolol pf). You can also consider laser treatment (peripheral iridotomy or iridoplasty). See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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