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What is the best treatment for dry, sandy feeling eyes? My eyes seem worse in the summer.

What is the best treatment for dry, sandy feeling eyes? My eyes seem worse in the summer.

Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can I rinse my relative eyes with normal saline because she has an irritation, pain and also sandy feeling in the eye??

Hi doctor, can I rinse my relative eyes with normal saline because she has an irritation, pain and also sandy feeling in the eye??

Many eyedrops: The normal saline is to me unknown as to saline strength and sterility. Multiple eye drops are available in the pharmacies which can function as eye rinse. Unless there is an immediate need, you can wait to purchase the proper drops. If the symptoms are persistent, it would be wise to see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sandy eye pain?

What causes sandy eye pain?

Dryness or fb: Dryness causes sandy feeling. This is releived by non preserved eye drops or punctal plugs. Occasionally a foreign body may cause this sandy feeling and has to be removed. ...Read more

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My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on?

My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on?

Conjunctivitis?: It would be surprising if your eye has shrunk. Maybe you have swelling around the eye, making the eye seem smaller by comparison. Along with "sandy" feeling, you may have conjunctivitis, i.e. inflammation of the surface of the eye, eyelids, etc. Also called pink-eye. Most cases are not serious, but sometimes serious. See doctor if it lasts more than a week or immediately if any pain. ...Read more

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Left eye is red and feels sandy it's uncomfortable. No swollen and not watery. What can it be?

Left eye is red and feels sandy it's uncomfortable. No swollen and not watery. What can it be?

A few options: I assume the vision is unaffected in which case you should see an ophthalmologist right away. Otherwise it could be dryness, allergy, unilateral infection and some other issues as well. Try treating it with over the counter antiallergic drops like Zaditor, and if this does not work then seek help. ...Read more

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Pain behind my eyes?

Pain behind my eyes?

Common problem: Extensive list of causes, see an eye specialist. ...Read more

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How to whitten eyes?

How to whitten eyes?

Avoid irritation: Dry eye, allergy, infections........... Can cause red eyes. See your eye doctor to see if you have a condition that can be helped. ...Read more

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I feel sands in my eyes?

I feel sands in my eyes?

Residual Erosion: Often this complaint comes from some type of issue with residual erosion or severe dryness.
I would see an eye md or a corneal specialist for an examination if it is a persistent problem. Also I would look to see if you have a fan on a night or are sleeping in an overly dry environment. Often overhead fans can cause severe dryness to the eyes. ...Read more

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What is sun burned eyes?

What is sun burned eyes?

2 different meaning: 1. Your eyes were closed you were sunbathing and your eyelids have sunburn. No permanent effect on vision.
2. Affecting vision: a. Staying in bright sun in the sand or snow for a long time, temporary sun burnt eyes, it will almost always recover.
B. Looking directly with or without protection at the sun: may get a retinal burn and have permanent decrease in vision. ...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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No veuion in my one eyes?

No veuion in my one eyes?

No vision?: If just noted this not emergent, but you must see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Smoke in front of my eyes?

Smoke in front of my eyes?

Get away from smoke: See an eye doctor as soon as possible, you could have an infection or something more serious. ...Read more

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Why my eyes are not white?

Why my eyes are not white?

Various reasons: The conjunctiva, which lines the surface of the eye, can develop patches of pigmentation over the years to have a "muddy" appearance. Yellowish spots on the inside and outside of the iris called pinguecula are also normal changes, usually related to exposure to sun and wind. Redness can be from allergy, dry eye, and other causes. Any new pigmented place on the eye in a caucasian should be checked. ...Read more

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Dark rings around my eyes?

Sleep: Are you getting enough sleep? Should get at least 7-8 hrs every night. ...Read more

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Will contacts hurt my eyes?

Will contacts hurt my eyes?

No if they're fitted: Properly and you don't have dry eyes. See your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat pink eyes?

How do you treat pink eyes?

Depends: Classic pink eye in children and adults is a viral condition, contagious, best treated with lubricating eye drops and warm soaks. Isolate the child/adult and items which contact the eye secretions to lower spread. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if it is bacterial in which case antibiotics can also be given. If the vision is unaffected, these will clear in 3-10 days mostly. ...Read more

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How to make my eyes whiter?

How to make my eyes whiter?

Several ways: More sleep, avoiding sun and wind exposure, avoid smoke and pollution, rinsing with water or artificial tears.
A vasoconstrictor can be used temporarily, but will tend to make the problem worse in the long run.
Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Black marks around my eyes?

Black marks around my eyes?

Allergy: Typically dark circle around the eye are related to allegy. ...Read more

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Can I tan with opened eyes?

Can I tan with opened eyes?

Not wise: You can of course with your normal blink rate but the sunlight or tanning machine light can affect the eye surface and cause some short term or long term effects. That is why tanning glasses are available, seen so common on beaches and a requirement for those using tanning booths. ...Read more

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What can cause blurry eyes?

What can cause blurry eyes?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of blurry vision. See an ophthalmologist to determine why yours are blurry. ...Read more

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How does lazy eyes develop?

Lazy eye: Lazy eye is the lay term for amblyopia, a condition where the vision in one eye does not develop properly. It is treatable if diagnosed in childhood. Causes include strabismus, a high refractive error in one eye, childhood cataracts and ptosis to name a few. The term lazy eye is often misused to mean wandering eye (strabismus) or a droopy eyelid (ptosis) both of which are treatable in adults. ...Read more

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He is like sand in the eyes?

???: I'm unsure of the question but if you have a sandy feeling in the eyes, you could have dry eyes or blepharitis. The causes are numerous. You could try artificial tears first. Seeing an eye care professional would be recommended for the best care. Since you live in Orlando, I'd be happy to help since we have a comprehensive dry eye clinic. ...Read more

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Why are both my eyes blurry?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision can be causedby numerous issues. See an eyedoctor. ...Read more

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Rolling your eyes up is bad?

Rolling your eyes up is bad?

NO: If it is voluntary it does not cause problems. ...Read more

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Is rubbing eyes bad for you?

Is rubbing eyes bad for you?

It is not good: Because it can change the curvature of the eye making it more difficult to obtain geooqd vision. ...Read more

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How to stop rubbing my eyes?

Find Etiology: Whether it's an eyelid or eyeball problem, it can probably be diagnosed with a slit lamp (biomicroscope) exam by the ophthalmologist. An ointment, drop, or antihistamine will probably result in a cure. ...Read more

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What to do to has big eyes???

What to do to has big eyes???

Many issues: I suggest a comprehensive eye examination and a medical examination to study thyroid function studies. ...Read more