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Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Dry eye: The gritty feeling is likely due to dry eye-related ocular surface irritation. Try using frequent artificial tears. ...Read more

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Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more

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What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

Patience: Conjunctivitis is caused by three things - germs, viruses, and allergies. Itching is usually more associated with allergies. Try flushing your eyes with saline eye drops several times a day and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, or clariten. Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter eye drop suggestion but if symptoms are not improved after a few days consider seeing your MD ...Read more

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My eyes have felt a little bit gritty over the past few days. No other symptoms like swollen or red eyes. How can I fix this? What causes this?

My eyes have felt a little bit gritty over the past few days. No other symptoms like swollen or red eyes. How can I fix this? What causes this?

Dry eyes: Your symptoms sound typical of some dry eyes. Try using some artificial tears several times a day for awhile to see if this helps. I notice that you're on thyroid placement therapy. Also make sure your doctor checks your thyroid levels if that has not been done for awhile. ...Read more

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Though not slept well,not feeling sleepythat is eyes not gritty,takes an hour or two to sleep when on bed,racy mind.Anxiety about sleeplessness.Remed?

Though not slept well,not feeling sleepythat is eyes not gritty,takes an hour or two to sleep when on bed,racy mind.Anxiety about sleeplessness.Remed?

Sleep and anxiety: Sounds like your symptoms are more complex.. Recommend a good assessment interview first. Different anxiety or sleep disorders require different treatment. CBT for Insomnia or EMDR for anxiety are top line treatment. ...Read more