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Any advice on medication for chronic dry eyed?

Any advice on medication for chronic dry eyed?

Many options...: If you are already using artificial tears 2 or more times daily without relief, you can ask your doctor about restasis, a prescription medication to help produce good tears. You may also try treating the eyelid oil glands that can contribute to dry eye, by using warm compresses, lid scrubs and vitamin supplements with omega 3 fatty acids. Discuss these options with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for two green-eyed people to have a brown-eyed child?

Is it possible for two green-eyed people to have a brown-eyed child?

Yes: There are many genes you both carry from parents and grandparents that may have the brown eyes. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once, once for 1 week
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
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Is it possible for 2 blue eyed people to have a brown eyed child?

Is it possible for 2 blue eyed people to have a brown eyed child?

Yes...: It turns out that the genes for eye color are pretty complicated and we are learning more about this all the time. Certainly two blue eyed parents can have a brown eyed child. ...Read more

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Do blue-eyed people get more catatracts?

Do blue-eyed people get more catatracts?

No: Other factor play a role. Sun exposure over time increases the development of age-related cataracts. Other factors such as ocular eye trauma, surgery, or inflammation, and use of steroids can also lead to the early development of cataracts. ...Read more

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I was wondering are blue eyed people more sensitive to light?

I was wondering are blue eyed people more sensitive to light?

Yes, often: Blue eyed people often have less pigment in the retina in the back of the eye. They are often more sensitive to light than people with darker eyes. Fun fact: blue eyes also dilate more quickly after dilating drops in the ophthalmologists office. ...Read more

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Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

Dark circled around eyed caused by poor blood content will be tteated?

See eye doc: See eye doc and let the doc decide best diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, try diluting baby shampoo with water and cleaning eye lids with your finger and then do warm compresses with a wet warm towel. ...Read more

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