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How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

Artificial tears: Dry eyes can be bothersome and cause chronic discomfort. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye. Html
i hope this helps you! ...Read more

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Can severe dry eyes and eye strain cause fatigue?

Can severe dry eyes and eye strain cause fatigue?

Absolutely!: Dry eyes can cause fatigue, but more importantly, dry eyes may be a manifestation of rheumatologic diseases such as arthritis, lupus and others. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry eyes?

What can I do for dry eyes?

Many treatment: See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. There are many treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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What to do if you got dry eyes?

Omega 3: We have had good response to oral omega 3/6
supplements
it takes a good 45-60 days of at least 2, 000 units
drink plenty of fluids without caffeine and alcohol
compress your eye lids with good warm compresses twice a day for 2-3 minutes.
If all this fails, then we move on to medicated drops, etc. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes, what can I do?

I have dry eyes, what can I do?

Artificial tear: Regular application of artificial tear 3-4 x daily (preferably preservative-free) would be helpful. Wear sunglasses whenever outdoors especially on dry and windy days. The next step would be plugging the duct draining to the nose-> restasis-> a serum preparation from your own serum. Consult an ophthalmologist if artificial tear alone failed. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry eyes?

What should I do about dry eyes?

Depends: This is a multifactorial problem. It can be internal, external, medication affected, inflammatory, infectious, ideopathic, or combinations. Try otc artificial tears first. This can be multifactorial in treatments especially with new methods coming to the marketplace. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to focus treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat really dry eyes?

How do you treat really dry eyes?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Temporary: When the eyes are dry there is a change in the tear pool over the front which can alter the vision. This is temporary and corrected with treatment of the dryness - usually with lubricating eyedrops. Only if the dryness is profound (eyes always red, irritated and painful) can the vision be affected more permanently. ...Read more

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Gotten any good result on dry eyes?

Gotten any good result on dry eyes?

Dry eyes: No contraindication. Talk to opthalmologist to choose best remedy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe dry eyes?

Is it normal to have severe dry eyes?

No: It is not normal to have severe dry eyes. The condition needs to be diagnosed as it can be due to drugs, environmental factors, autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, sjögren's syndrome), and certain other medical conditions. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause pain in the eyes?

Does dry eyes cause pain in the eyes?

Yes: Dry eyes can be painful. It is important to keep your eyes well lubricated. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dry eyes?

How do you know if you have dry eyes?

Dry eye symptoms: The most common symptomof dry eye is tearing! This confuses most patients, it is caused by the eye producing excess aqueous tears (watery component). Tears are really a 3 layer sandwich fat on top to prevent evaporation water in the middle and mucous to aid spreading on the bottom. Loss or decrease of any component causes symptoms. An eye dr can measure or analyze for this. ...Read more

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What are good ways to treat dry eyes?

What are good ways to treat dry eyes?

Many varied: Dry eye treatment should be based on the pathology of one's dry eye and tailored the specific patient. Artificial tears, punctal plugs, restasis, nutritional supplementation, and warm compresses are just a few of the different ways dry eyes can be treated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry eyes?

What is the best way to treat dry eyes?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I cure blurryness for dry eyes?

How can I cure blurryness for dry eyes?

Lubricate: The blurriness likely comes from disturbance of the ocular surface caused by inflammation from the dryness. If the surface of the eye is irregular so will be the image seen through it! Aim should be to identify and treat the cause, lubricate the eye with preservative free artificial tears and gel drops and possibly use restasis, a unique product designed to improve the health of the cornea. ...Read more

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What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like acuvue oasys or proclear contacts for dry eye patients. Daily lenses can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of contacts for dry eyes?

There may be none: Depending on how dry your eyes are, you may not be able to handle contact lenses. Contacts themselves are known to create a relative dry eye situation and can worsen dry eyes that are already present. Contacts with higher water content tend to be more comfortable, but all types may end up being too uncomfortable. Wetting drops may help; speak with your eye doctor if you have any questions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dry eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality or production of tears. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem dry eyes. How to fix this?

What to do if I have problem dry eyes. How to fix this?

Treatment options: There are multiple possible treatment options for dry eyes. However, you need to determine why your eyes are dry. Ie If you are having problems producing tears, or if you are producing tears which evaporate rapidly off the surface of your eyes, etc. See you eye md for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have damaged my eyes by using my contacts?

If I have dry eyes, does that mean that I have damaged my eyes by using my contacts?

No: Tears are needed to bring nutrition to the cornea and carry away the waste products. The most common first problem is pain when not lubricated, but if one tolerates the pain long enough one can damage the eye. ...Read more

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Okay to use vaseline in dry eyes?

NO: Vaseline is a skin product that theoretically should not be used in the eyes. But a number of patients have used it and stated it relieved there dry eyes. I have not seen any side effects on a couple of patients that were regularly using them. But I stopped them & put them on appropriate ophthalmic drops. There are also punctal plugs, and prescription medications other than tear drops & gels. ...Read more

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Are my dry eyes and BP meds related?

Are my dry eyes and BP meds related?

Possibly: Dry eye can be a side-effect of several classes of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Check with your eye doctor to make sure your eyes are in fact dry. If so, there are treatments for dry eyes. In addition, your medical doctor can usually switch you to a different class of blood pressure meds that do not contribute to dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is there permanent cure for dry eyes?

Is there permanent cure for dry eyes?

None so far: There are many palliative approaches which can make eye dryness tolerable and sometimes even eliminate treatment except in special circumstances. But eye dryness is due to insufficient baseline tear flow related to loss of tear production cells and these so far cannot be replaced naturally. A stem cell approach might be helpful here in the future. ...Read more

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Can I have a facelift if I have dry eyes?

Can I have a facelift if I have dry eyes?

Yes, lower facelift: Lower face and neck lift will not worsen dry eyes. In fact successful mid face lifting can have a slightly beneficial effect on lower eyelid position.

Brow lift and upper eyelid lift procedures, however, can create a temporary (rarely permanent) worsening of dry eyes. If your eyes are dry consider having an evaluation by an eye doctor before scheduling upper eyelid lift or brow lift surgery. ...Read more

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Medication for dry eyes and yellowish color?

Tears: Dry eye disease is treated with artificial tear supplementation, humidifier to increase the ambient humidity, omega 3 supplementation, and possible pharamcologic intervention, ie. Restasis. ...Read more

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How are sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes different?

Etiology: Sjogren's is classically described as dry eyes and dry mouth. The dry eyes is specifically due to decreased tear production from an auto-inflammatory source. General dry eyes refers to just the lack of tears on the eye surface, and can be due to many different etiologies. ...Read more

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Why doesn't using artifical tears help my dry eyes?

Why doesn't using artifical tears help my dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Need to be used frequently to have an effect. At least 4 times a day, maybe more. Also, there are thicker agents available to lubricate the eye longer. Sometimes, artificial tears alone are just not enough, and you need ointments, punctal plugs, and certain medicated drops to help. Talk to your eye doctor and they will recommend the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be from: Different conditions that are manageable, and can be easily treated locally. Whereas, Sjogren's is part of an autoimmune disease spectrum involving severe dryness of the eyes, and can involve joint disease, and dry mucous membranes as well and is system wide. Management is more complex. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo. Gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dry eyes?

How can I get rid of dry eyes?

Dry eyes: There is no curative therapy for dry eyes, but the symptoms can be reversed with the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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