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Lutein For Dry Eye Syndrome
Sometimes: Usually, dry eye syndrome is treated easily with artificial teardrops. Moderate dry eye sometimes requires medicated eyedrops such as Restasis or anti-inflammatories and/or punctal plugs. However, sometimes dry eye can become so severe and debilitating that people can lose vision and have difficulty functioning normally. ...Read more
Can dry eye syndrome be made worse with astigmatism correction. It was not corrected prior to this.
It depends.: Astigmatism is a variation of nearsightedness (hyperopia) and farsightedness (myopia), and as such can be corrected by glasses, contact lenses and/or lasik/prk. Glasses will not disturb the surface of you eye or change its dryness, but contact lenses or surgery can make it worse. Talk with your ophthalmologist about options to pretreat (e.g., restasis) should you want contacts or surgery. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Probably not: Contacts float on a thin layer of tears coating the front of the eye. Because of this, contact wearers are very sensitive to dryness of the eyes as the lens will become uncomfortable, if the eye is a little dry. The contact does not cause the dryness, but is a sensitive early warning. If you are starting to have some symptoms see your ophthalmologist who can recommend more advanced lenses. ...Read more
Relief, not cure: Eye dryness is due to lowered tear flow or altered composition of the tears with increased evaporation which usually is a long term and sometimes permanent situation. Eyedrops and some prescription medication can improve it but not cure it. There is no natural cure although "natural" drops are available with the same ingredients as normal eyedrops. ...Read more
Increase tears: Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve function of glands that produce tear components (restasis). Systemic medications should be reviewed and substituted if possible alot of the make dry eye worse. Most common are antihistamines, diuretics and beta blockers. Other meds also ask your dr. ...Read more
Moisture: You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily. There is a "stepladder" of treatment including ointment at night, tear replacement drops during the day, punctal plugs which prevent loss of the tears you make, Restasis which can restore some flow and a few more advanced steps. Discuss with ophthal. ...Read more
Lack of lubrication: Dry eye syndrome is when the surface of the eye becomes dry due to not producing enough tears or if they evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eye. ...Read more
My vision has been blurry for 3 months now and I was told that I had dry eye syndrome so I put drops but my vision is still not 100% back yet?
Autoimmune: You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. ...Read more
Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read more
I have been told I have dry eye syndrome. I am in extreme pain like a needle poking in my eye and cannot function, is this normal?
Chronic Dry Eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions or environmental factors.
One type of Chronic Dry eye is caused by decreased tear production due to inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the cornea.
You will need to see your eye doctor. ...Read more
It is not curable: There are many ways to improve and prevent it from getting worse. Artificial tears, oral supplements for example omega 3/ flaxseed as well as punctal plugs are just a few options. Dry eye syndrome can be mild to severe. There numerous ways to best diagnose it and treat it. ...Read more
Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...Read more
Krill oil for dry ey: Krill oil contains omega 3 fatty acids (as well as strong antioxidants). It should help dry eye syndrome, not hurt it. ...Read more
No: Your ophthalmologist will address both concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?
Dry eye twitching:
A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears.
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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
I drink 3 liter/day and I also have dry eye syndrome. Did saliva test cortisol. Took me 20 minutes to produce 5ml saliva. Problem? R/o Sjogren?
Sjorgrens Testing: Drinking more water will not correct dry eye. You may want to try Restasis drops for this problem. See your local ophthalmologist for sure ...Read more
Why do my eyes feel so heavy after putting artificial tears in my eyes? I have dry eye syndrome so I put them on a lot but now my eyes are blurry
Need to. ..: Consider using a medication that treats the cause of dryness. Restasis would be the choice of drops to use now. ...Read more
I have dry eye syndrome. But one day my eyes are blurry the next they're not then they stay blurry for a couple days until I add artificial tears?
Use them: More frequently and this problem will get better. ...Read more
Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?
Fatigue: Although each of the causes you provide are possible, I would suspect fatigue and address this first by resting with eyes closed for five minutes every hour. ...Read more
Since eye lid lift surgery 2 yrs ago I have probs with dry eye syndrome. I use Clinitas eye gel and take flaxseed oil caps. Is sea buckthorn better?
No, but: They are not mutually exclusive. Dry eye from exposure (not being able to close the lids all the way) is a common problem after an eye lid lift. The surgeon has to estimate pre-op how much tissue to remove and how far to lift. Surgeons normally take less than what seems perfect to avoid this dry eye problem. All dry eye therapies can be helpful. See eye MD that specializes in dry eye. ...Read more
Heat from heaters causes dry eye syndrome, can standing near an old fashioned pilot gas heater in room irritate eyes? Skin and eyes feel hot, irritated?
Yes: If they feel irritated, stand somewhere else. ...Read more
Can people with sjogrens syndrome and severe dry eye syndrome have Lasix (furosemide) eye surgery?
Better not: Lasik surgery tends to make eyes more dry. In the setting of sjogren's syndrome, this could potentially be devastating. Patients who have severe dry eyes can have pain, fluctuating and even poor vision. And this will get worse with age. If you want surgery, you might consider refractive lens exchange, as this will be less drying to the eye and may also get rid of the need for bifocals. ...Read more
I am 27 years old and I have dry eyes. Would the foodsrich in lutein help me? If not, what's the permanent solution to get more lubricity in the eyes?
Dry eye: 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 persistent contact lens intolerance persists, I will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.
Depends: Ordinary dry eyes are sometimes uncomfortable but not harmful. If the dryness is more severe then the surface of the eye can develop dry spots that impair the vision and if severe, the front of the eye can break down. If the vision is impaired then extra strong treatment from your ophthalmologist will be necessary. ...Read more
I have hypoactive thyroid dry eyes. If thyroid level gets corrected with medication, will dry eye go away?
Possibly not: Even if the dry eyes were associated with the development of the thyroid condition, it can act as its own entity. Many times, you will have to treat the dry eyes separately as an autoimmune condition. There is an eye drop called Restasis that is specifically meant for this situation. You should see an eye md for a full evaluation. ...Read more
Dry eyes at high level, redness, harden eyes, awkwards eyes, headachs, pain in eyes, evaporate tears instanly doctors, tell me symptoms of dry eye.
I have dry eyes itchy red dry eye corners my eyes are releasing green yellow gooey substance that turns solid after a while and makes my eyes blurry?
Discharge from eyes: It is not possible to make an accurate diagnosis with limited information on this forum. The symptoms you describe are consistent with conjunctivitis which is most often viral, but can be bacterial. One needs to be examined to be sure there is no other lesion in the eye that could be associated. Please go see a doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis, and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Started Invokana 2 mnths ago n I believe made my dry eyes worse. Nvr had dry eye episode last more than 1-2 wks n it's bn 6 wks w restasis lotemax (loteprednol) plgs?
Canagliflozin or Invokana is for:
Treating type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. Dry eyes is not a common side effect. Most adverse effects are Genito urinary (your physician can explain to you). Restasis is not for immediate cure. Should be used for 3 to six months to assess its benefit. Lotemax (loteprednol) for inflammation from Restasis You use lubricants too
Possibly: Ipl is cutting edge technology for treating a specific cause of dry eyes called meibomitis. There are no fda trials suggesting its efficacy, only anecdotal reports. I usually reserve this option until after all other treatment modalities have been exhausted. Also, any decreased tear production needs to be addressed as a separate entity as well. ...Read more
Lutein: Is an essential micronutrient (vitamin) for the retina. It is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, kale and mustard greens and in egg yolks. There is some evidence that lutein may be helpful in prevention of macular degeneration. So be like popeye and eat your spinach. ...Read more
Yes: Lutein (which you can only get into your system through your diet) is a carotenoid, but unlike beta carotene, does not convert to vitamin a in the body. Zeaxanthin and lutein are the only carotenoids known to concentrate specifically in the eye. They are believed to help filter damaging light and prevent free radical damage to the delicate structures in the back of the eye. ...Read more