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Had a sinus infection, antibiotics didn't work well. By the evening one eye gets dry and starts to bulge along with oder. Infection the reason?

Had a sinus infection, antibiotics didn't work well. By the evening one eye gets dry and starts to bulge along with oder. Infection the reason?

Uncomfortable sympto: See your ophthalmologist right away. A bulging eye with odorous discharge speaks of infection, and the bulging may be due to an abscess. I presume your treating doctor diagnosed your sinus infection and may have obtained a ct scan of your sinuses. If you are having increased pain, any double vision or change of vision, go to er department right away. ...Read more

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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, ...Read more


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Why would one eye always be dry but not the other?

Why would one eye always be dry but not the other?

Mostly anatomical: Dry eye is very common, but differences between the eyes less so. One eye may have an incomplete blink pattern or the opening between the lids may be wider leading to exposure. Eyelid problems may worsen one side. There may be partial blockage of tear drainage on one side which would help to moisturize that side. There may be decreased tearing on one side in a condition called horner’s syndrome. ...Read more

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I had lasik 3 month ago and only one eye is still dry, is it normal?

I had lasik 3 month ago and only one eye is still dry, is it normal?

Fairly common: It's not uncommon to have dry eyes after lasik surgery, and it is not uncommon for one eye to be drier than the other! It may not have been apparent prior to the lasik however! Some people find relief taking omega 3 Fatty acids to help lubricate the eyes and also use artificial tears when your eyes get dry. Just don't rub them! Call your Dr and ask if he has any other recommendations for you. ...Read more

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I had lasik a month ago - when will my dry eyes go away? The lasik went well, and i love my new vision, but my eyes are still dry. One of the reasons i got lasik was that i couldn't wear my contacts because they irritated my eyes. How long does it take

I had lasik a month ago - when will my dry eyes go away? The lasik went well, and i love my new vision, but my eyes are still dry.  One of the reasons i got lasik was that i couldn't wear my contacts because they irritated my eyes.  How long does it take

When : When you have the lasik surgery, the nerves to your cornea is severed during the creation of the flap. This causes decrease in the corneal sensation. This lead to decrease in the blink rate and dryness caused by the prolonged exposure. Fortunately, the nerve will grow back. It will take 4~6 month for the nerves to fully grow back. Therefor, it is imperative that you lubricate your eye with frequent dosing of the artificial tears until your corneal nerves are fully restored. This should have been fully explained to the patient prior to the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal for sex to cause one to have dry eyes and a stuffy nose?

Is it normal for sex to cause one to have dry eyes and a stuffy nose?

No: It is not normal for sexual intercourse or any other sexual contact to cause dry eyes and stuffy nose it may be a side effect of some meds you are taking or some other medical condition. ...Read more