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Preventive For Dry Eyes
See your eye doctor: Dry eye becomes more prevalent as people age. If the dry eye problem is causing issues with contact lens wear, then it needs to addressed. There are many options to do this and a discussion with your ophthalmologist is advised. ...Read more
How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?
Dry eyes: Follow up with opthalomologist. Dry eyes can be from lenses,allergies, use of antihistamines or from autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sicca syndrome(Sjogren's), isolated eye disease. In the short term uses drops like Systane, because if they stay dry you can have abrasions but you must seek medical attention see a doctor this week. ...Read more
Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes — how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?
How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?
Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more
Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) every day to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.
No: Your ophthalmologist will address both concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically, there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: Dry eyes are caused by decreased production of water, oil or mucus by the tear glands. The irritated eye sends feedback to the tears glands to create more tears, and blinks more frequently in order to push more tears onto the eye surface. If you are this dry you should have an eye doctor evaluate you for the cause of your condition, as well as to start a treatment regimen that can greatly help you. ...Read more
Artificial tears: There are a ton of treatment options for dry eye. The first line of treatment are artificial tears that you buy over the counter. There are numerous drops and gel-drops that are effective. If this isn't enough, go to an ophthalmologist who can try more advanced treatment options. ...Read more
NO: Vaseline is a skin product that theoretically should not be used in the eyes. But a number of patients have used it and stated it relieved there dry eyes. I have not seen any side effects on a couple of patients that were regularly using them. But I stopped them & put them on appropriate ophthalmic drops. There are also punctal plugs, and prescription medications other than teardrops & gels. ...Read more
Rewetting drops: If one has dry eye from the use of contacts one should think of laser correction. If dry eye existed prior to contact lens wear then consistent use of cl rewetting drops during the daily wear would help. Assuming that the lenses are removed and stored every night it would also be helpful to use lubricants at night such as gel drops which are thicker than normal rewetting or regular dry eye drops. ...Read more
Possibly: Dry eye can be a side effect of several classes of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Check with your eye doctor to make sure your eyes are in fact dry. If so, there are treatments for dry eyes. In addition, your medical doctor can usually switch you to a different class of blood pressure meds that do not contribute to dry eyes. ...Read more
None so far: There are many palliative approaches which can make eye dryness tolerable and sometimes even eliminate treatment except in special circumstances. But eye dryness is due to insufficient baseline tear flow related to loss of tear production cells and these so far cannot be replaced naturally. A stem cell approach might be helpful here in the future. ...Read more
Yes, lower facelift:
Lower face and neck lift will not worsen dry eyes. In fact successful mid face lifting can have a slightly beneficial effect on lower eyelid position.
Brow lift and upper eyelid lift procedures, however, can create a temporary (rarely permanent) worsening of dry eyes. If your eyes are dry consider having an evaluation by an eye doctor before scheduling upper eyelid lift or brow lift surgery. ...Read more
There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual-purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read more