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Every once in a while my eyes feel like they have sand in them. What causes this?

Every once in a while my eyes feel like they have sand in them. What causes this?

Dryness: Most likely your eyes have some degree of dryness. This is sensitive to your bodily hydration, atmospheric moisture and history of eye or systemic disease. If minor and does not affect the vision nor cause eye redness, you can apply over the counter lubricating eyedrops. If not minor, you should consult with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to feel like they have sand?

What causes eyes to feel like they have sand?

Many causes: There are many potential causes for a sandy feeling in the eyes. A common one is dry eye syndrome. Try some artificial tears (over the counter at the drug store). If this doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Husband has white matter in eyes all the time. I'v forever asking him to wipe his eyes, like every half hour. What causes this & is there any treatmen?

Husband has white matter in eyes all the time. I'v forever asking him to wipe his eyes, like every half hour. What causes this & is there any treatmen?

Eye exam: There are many causes of eye discharge. It could be blepharitis (clogged oil glands on the eyelids), a blocked tear duct, infection or dry eyes. I recommend he clean his eyelids (near eyelashes) twice a day with baby shampoo and use warm compresses over the eyelids twice daily. This will help open his oil glands and clean the eyelid margins. You should see your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Follow up with opthalomologist. Dry eyes can be from lenses ,allergies,use of antihistamines or from autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sicca syndrome(Sjogren's),isolated eye disease. In the short term uses drops like Systane, because if they stay dry you can have abrasions but you must seek medical attention see a doctor this week. ...Read more

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For the past week my left eye has been twitching frequently every day. What causes twitching? And is it bad that it's so frequent?

For the past week my left eye has been twitching frequently every day. What causes twitching? And is it bad that it's so frequent?

Various causes: A muscle twitch is an small local involuntary contraction of muscle. It's usually not a symptom of a serious illness. Sometimes it occurs after muscular exertion.Tension or anxiety can cause twitching. Magnesium deficiency is another cause. For more information see: http:/bit.ly/1rBtxRu ...Read more

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What causes blurry eyes?

What causes blurry eyes?

Many causes: Most common cause is the need for glasses. Other causes include cataracts, corneal or retinal diseases, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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What causes pain behind the eyes?

What  causes pain behind the eyes?

Dry Eyes: The most common reason for pain behind the eye, the dull achy pain, is dry eyes. Try some artificial tears and see how it responds. If it persists or gets worse you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes your eyes and cheeks to swell?

What causes your eyes and cheeks to swell?

Could be allergy: Allergies could cause your eyelids and cheek below the eye to swell, but there are other conditions of the body which can do so as well, so see your ophthalmologist and medical doctor for a complete examination. ...Read more