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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye(s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well. ...Read more

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Can seasonal eye allergies cause dry eye (aqueous deficiency)?

Can seasonal eye allergies cause dry eye (aqueous deficiency)?

Yes!: Allergies can cause problems with dry eyes. Allergy pills cause decreased tear production. Allergies themselves cause also inflammation of the tissues that produce and maintain tears. ...Read more

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Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry eyes, which could then cause red eyes. You should see an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more

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Explain how sodium chloride treats anterior basement membrane dystrophy. I also have severe dry eyes and blurred vision in one eye.

Explain how sodium chloride treats anterior basement membrane dystrophy.  I also have severe dry eyes and blurred vision in one eye.

Dehydration: Because the ABMD has faulty epithelium to basement membrane adherence, the hypertonic NaCl draws out water from the corneal epithelium so as to keep it from loosing its tight contact to the underlying basement membrane. This in turn helps to lessen the symptoms of pain when the epithelium lifts off. ...Read more

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Can red eyes caused by dry eyes be reversed?

Can red eyes caused by dry eyes be reversed?

Red eyes/dry: Any vision changes? pain? For dry eyes can try topical lubircant's like Systane -over the counter. Buy individual vials. Sometimes for severe cases Restasis is prescribed. If you have red eyes also need to check for an inflammatory or autoimmune process like epislceritis, iriitis or anterior uveitis or glaucoma which need further treatment f/u w/ optometrist/ ophthamologist w/in 24 hrs ...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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Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope. ...Read more

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Why does eye fatigue cause dry eyes?

Why does eye fatigue cause dry eyes?

Dry eye: With prolonged near or computer work, the eyelid blink rate decreases and the eyes get dry, leading to eye fatigue. With treatment, this issue can be avoided. ...Read more

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Do eye allergies cause photophobia?

Do eye allergies cause photophobia?

Not usually: but I can think of a couple of things which may lead to photophobia as a secondary phenomenon: (1) if the cornea is scratched from rubbing, it may cause photophobia due to transient changes in refraction. (2) If one were to use eye drops containing an antihistamine, the anti-cholinergic effect from the type of antihistamine may cause some pupil dilation leading to photophobia. ...Read more

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Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Can constantly rubbing eyes cause the eyelid to droop?

Lid droop: Yes, years of constant rubbing of the eye can weaken the muscles in charge of keeping the lid in its proper position. Intermittent lid drop or ptosis without a history of long term lid rubbing can be evaluated by an eyemd to assess its cause. ...Read more