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I Feel Like I Have Sand In My Eyes
I'm a missionary. I have notice that one of my eyes are getting smaller and i feel like I have sand in my eyes. Is this serious?
Over the past 2 years, after long flights, I wake up in the night feeling of sand in my eyes and with severe pain/plus a feeling of haze over my eye.
Dry mouth ?: I wonder if you noticed that you have been experiencing symptoms as dry mouth, joint pain and lack of tears.. If this is the case: You need to see a rheumatologist , to rule out a condition : Sjogren syndrome ...Read more
Recently feel there is sand in my eyes mostly when I enback on a distance journey (say 3 - 5hrs) also observed something like pimples insid my eyeball?
???: 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
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
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
Sand grain like irritation in both my eyes, though there is no foreign body in them. Makes me constantly rub my eyes.
Had lots of sand splashed in my eyes while on beach; removing sand for days after. How do my eyes deal with lots of sand coming in? Any harm? Thx.
Wear sunglasses: its not good to get a lot of sand in your eyes. Suggest you wear wrap-around or occlusive sunglasses at the beach. If sand does get in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water or "Eyewash" which can be bought at a drugstore. ...Read more
I have some sand feelings in my eyes .. what is a treatment ? Its painful my eyes get red and swell sometomes
Blepharitis?: Please make an appointment with your primary care physician or Ophthalmologist to rule out more serious problems. In the meantime, you can put warm wash cloths over the eyes and then use 1/2 baby no tears shampoo with 1/2 water on a Qtip or clean wash cloth to wash away any crusting around the eyes. Also would help to use sterile artificial tears in case of dry eyes. If visual changes, ER. now. ...Read more
Would I have ongoing symptoms if sand that got in my eyes scratched the surface of the eyes? Or the only way to tell is to get an eye exam?
It's possible : Sand has a lot of ground up minerals & rock, and who knows what else. If you get sand in your eyes, it's possible that some of the particles are sharp enough to scratch or even imbed the surface of the cornea or conjunctiva and result in a persistent foreign body sensation. If by chance the sand has iron in it, a significant inflammatory reaction may result. So, an exam is important to elucidate. ...Read more
I'm sleepy all day even tho I've had plenty of sleep. My eyes feel like sand is them. I've had this for over a week?
Doctor: I would see your primary care physician. ...Read more
He's eyes are blurry and after he is washing his eye it itches. Like he's having sand in the eye.
Went to sleep at 2am and woke up at 10am and i feel so groggy and tired and my eyes feel like sand paper. What do I do to feel better?
After feeling like sand in my eye and using eye drops, I feel the symptoms even more than before, the eyes irritated and some headache.
I always have issues w/ clear/white things in eyes especially w/ allergies. Today feels like sand scratching in both lower eye lids & won't go away. ?
See eye doctor: If you have ropey secretion from the lids, then you are likely suffering from inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis) Since one cannot be sure that you may have a foreign body in the lower lids, you need to consult an opthalmologist (not a optician) to get check out if eyewash does not alleviate this irritation. ...Read more
The inner corner of my left eye has been red for hours. itches, feels like a grain of sand is in my eye. Eyes not dry & bugs me most with eyes closed ?
I get enough sleep but lately my eyes have been feeling like sand paper and sleepy could this be florida allergies and will drops help?
Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.
Dry eye is treated:
differently from other issues such as ocular inflammation or allergies. But, they commonly can present with the same symptoms. Usually lubricating eye drops are first line therapy for dry eyes. Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplements may help as well. We can also place punctual plugs and use topical cyclosporine
ophthalmic emulsion drops are some of many potential treatments. ...Read more
What can I use for dry eyes? I feel like sand into them.
I don't use contact lenses and sometimes single-dose artificial tears don't seem to be enough
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes to the sensation of dry eyes. The common causes include infection, allergies, and irritants. Additionally, there are many metabolic disorders that can cause dry eyes, including thyroid issues, diabetes, and many auto-immune diseases. Best to see your doctor to find your cause. ...Read more
Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no
Since : Since he has such persistent symptoms, I am glad that he is going back in to be seen. He may need a scope procedure to look into the sinus areas and see what the problem is. I assume he is taking a decongestant as well; if not he should be. If nothing is seen by scoping him, he may indeed need another ct scan to evaluate his persistent symptoms. ...Read more
My 5 year old started swimming lessons 2 days ago. her eyes are red given her eye drops but hasn't gone away what can I give to clear the redness. Also at the nursery school she's been playing in the sand pit?
Mgt: I would suggest rinsing her eyes gently with eye saline available over the counter. If there is any pain, please see a physician right away. ...Read more
Why do I still feel like I have sand in my eye after a superficial keratectomy and a contact bandage?
Inflammation: That can be from any type of inflammation of the conjunctiva (lining) of the eye. A small particle may be in the eye or the contact, an infection may be starting, allergens may be causing reaction. I would remove the contact, flush the eye with saline and see how it goes over the next 24 hours. ...Read more
See details: Liquid tears can help but I would also urge that an eye doctor evaluate the issue as well ...Read more
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