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My Eyes Are Bloodshot And Feel Dry And Crusty
Dry eyes: The two most common causes of dry eyes can be broken into two broad groups: decreased production or increased evaporation. Your eye md can help with diagnosing why your eyes are dry. As a starting point, you can use OTC lubricating drops 4x/day, but the root cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more
My eyes have been bloodshot for the last couple weeks. This week i've started to get crusty discharge. They don't hurt or itch. Do I need to see a dr?
Allergic?: One possible source of this description is allergies. The eyes are irritated, red and can have a discharge, especially upon waking in the mornings. It is never a bad idea to have a doctor confirm this, however, as other problems could also cause redness, including some autoimmune disorders or viral and bacterial infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been feeling very low on energy lately, as well as having bloodshot, dry and hot eyes. Is there a link, and any ideas what might be causing it?
May be a link.: Anti-depressives cause dry eyes. If you are young and all the symptoms are recent ; 6 months, you may have epstein barr virus infection (infectious mononucleosis or kissing disease.) it does cause chronic fatigue syndrome and since the virus shares a genome part with the tear glands your own antibodies can attack your tear glands.A blood test if igm is + you need treatment. ...Read more
Noticed today that my eyes looked really bloodshot and they've felt quite dry and irritable.. What causes dry eyes?
After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more
Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?
See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more
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