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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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How to cure dry eyes?

How to cure dry eyes?

No cure: Dr eye syndrome can be mild moderate or severe. It's chronic and not curable only treatable. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes?

What could cause dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes feel like?

Dry eye: Dry eye = irritation, scratchiness, foreign body sensation, blurred vision, eye strain or fatigue, eye pain, headache. ...Read more

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What causes chronic dry eyes?

What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry eyes?

Many.....: Most common are burning, blurry vision and scratchy or foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for dry eyes?

What are the symptoms for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Irritation, redness, eye fatigue, blurred vision, itching, eye pain, and more. ...Read more

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Dry eyes, blinks alot.. Is this bad?

Dry eyes, blinks alot.. Is this bad?

See an eye doctor: Dry eyes are caused by decreased production of water, oil or mucus by the tear glands. The irritated eye sends feedback to the tears glands to create more tears, and blinks more frequently in order to push more tears onto the eye surface. If you are this dry you should have an eye doctor evaluate you for the cause of your condition, as well as to start a treatment regimen that can greatly help you. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

What is the brand of contacts for dry eyes?

None really: It is better to treat the dry eyes and solve this problem than to worry about the brand of contact lens. Talk with your ophthalmologist about the treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! what are the signs of dry eyes?

Please help! what are the signs of dry eyes?

Dry eye symptoms: Include dryness, blurry vision, redness, irritation, foreign body sensation and even excess tearing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

What to do if I have dry eyes, what should I do?

Artificial tears: There are a ton of treatment options for dry eye. The first line of treatment are artificial tears that you buy over the counter. There are numerous drops and gel-drops that are effective. If this isn't enough, go to an ophthalmologist who can try more advanced treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dry eyes?

What is the cure for dry eyes?

None.: There is no real cure, but there are many treatment options. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent dry eyes?

What are ways to prevent dry eyes?

Treatment: Using oral vitamins, warm compresses, lid scrubs, artificial tears, eye ointment, wearing sunglasses, etc will help reduce dry eyes. ...Read more

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How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

How to treat dry eyes from contacts?

Rewetting drops: If one has dry eye from the use of contacts one should think of laser correction. If dry eye existed prior to contact lens wear then consistent use of cl rewetting drops during the daily wear would help. Assuming that the lenses are removed and stored every night it would also be helpful to use lubricants at night such as gel drops which are thicker than normal rewetting or regular dry eye drops. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to treat dry eyes please?

Any recommendations on how to treat dry eyes please?

Differs by type: Dry eye can be caused by several factors, each which requires different treatment. Decreased aqueous (water) part of the tear production decreases with estrogen levels. Abnormal oily (lipid) layer is caused by abnormal meibomian gland function. Environmental, pharmacologic , and medical history can have an influence. Determining the cause helps your doctor customize a treatment. Get an exam. ...Read more

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Is olive leaf okay for dry eyes?

Is olive leaf okay for dry eyes?

Controversial: Olive leaf extract has been used for dry eyes with mixed results. Some doctors have personally reported more dry eyes with its use. Some patients swear by it. I usually do not recommend something controversial. Use different tear drops and see which one works best with you. See an ophthalmologist once yearly. ...Read more

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Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Serum tears: There are many otc and rx drops that work best for different sources of dry eye (as mentioned in the other answers). One of the best, though, is for severe dry eyes to make tears from your own serum. Blood is drawn, allowed to clot, centrifuged, diluted with saline, and given back to the patient. In cases that do not respond to the available treatments, this option should be discussed with md. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes affect prk surgery?

Can dry eyes affect prk surgery?

Yes: During prk surgery, in addition to the reshaping of the cornea that helps correct your vision, thousands of nerves are disrupted. These nerves act as the wiring that allows the surface of the cornea to tell the brain to make more tears. The loss of this pathway for the several months it takes them to regenerate can lead to slower healing and discomfort. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Do dry eyes get worse with pregnancy?

Yes: Hormone changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause dry eyes or worsen the dryness if you already have dry eyes. Use artificial tears as necessary to help moisten the eyes. ...Read more

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Over the counter med for yellow dry eyes?

Over the counter med for yellow dry eyes?

Maybe tears: There is no medication for this. It also depends on why the eye is yellow. If they are from fleshy growths called pinguecula perhaps cutting down on surrounding redness may make the yellowness less prominent. In that care artificial tears may be helpful. If it is from old blood, it will fade with time. If it is jaundice from liver failure, see your doctor quick! ...Read more

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Fast way to help dry eyes with out eye drops?

Fast way to help dry eyes with out eye drops?

Punctal plugs: If there is no inflammation on the surface of the eye and no allergies, punctal plugs may be a solution. Theses are small devices that are placed in the lids to slow the drainage of tears keeping the eyes better lubricated. See your eye doctor to see if they are right for you. ...Read more

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Is there a link between dry eyes and dry lips?

Is there a link between dry eyes and dry lips?

Possible: There is something called sjogren's syndrome that includes dry eyes and dry mouth. They can be linked. ...Read more

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How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

6 months or more.: With lasik, a flap is created. During the creation of a flap, the corneal nerves are cut. This results in decreased sensation to your cornea resulting in decreased blink rate. This results in dryness. It takes about 6 months for the nerves to grow back. ...Read more

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What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops without chemicals that relieve redness are the best drops to start with. If you do not get relief after several days of using the drops 4 times per day, see an eye doctor to evaluate if other treatments would work better for you. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes be caused by wrong glass prescription?

No: There is no relationship between the glass prescription and dry eyes. However, if you wear contacts, then that will lead to dry eyes. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy red dry eyes after crying?

What can be done for itchy red dry eyes after crying?

Red eyes: After crying often get better spontaneously. However, you can help them feel better more quickly by instilling some artificial tears into your eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

Dry eye that occurs when tears aren't able ...Read more