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My Eyes Feel Really Dry And Irritated What Drops Or Treatment Do I Need
My eyes get extremely dry and irritated. it blurs my vision, and I myself get irritated easily. Any treatments?
Dry eyes syndrome: Is a common and irritatating condition. The dryness is from lack of oily secretions in the eye. Usually the eyes water a lot that does not cause lubricationhence the blurred vision and sensation of a foreign body in the eyes. Use of artificial ters like Systane Refresh etc can give temporary relief. The cure for Dry eyes is a prescription medicine called Restasis. When it comes to eye pain, don't take chances — see your eye doctor as soon as possible to determine the exact cause and get prompt treatment. ...Read more
Dry Eyes & Restatsis: Dry eyes can be very frustrating!there are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach." Restasis works but takes weeks & may need steroid drop at same time (to help you tolerate restasis) more info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting lenses; lenses with wrong water content for your eyes; dry eye. Dry eye may be due to hormones, medications (eg antihistamines, retin a) or environment. It is probably best if you see your eye doctor asap to help trouble shoot this problem. ...Read more
Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?
Initial thoughts: Really need to examine the eyes to know what is going on here. Ithcy/watery eyes generally indicate allergy. Mucus stranding can be a sign of more severe allergy. Sometimes, the eyes become dry as a side effect of antihistamines (and maybe poor hydration) taken for allergies. Your eye drops may be of too little potency or may not be targeting true cause. ...Read more
Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more