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Sinus Dry Eyes
I have chronic sinusitis, sinus pain, face pain, teeth, gumand jaw pain and severe dry eyes, but my nasal passage is bone dry. Suggestions for dryness?
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Dry eyes. Can't take decongestant or antihistamine for sinus infection. Will Sinoclear serve the purpose of unclogging sinus n post nasal drip?
Can a sinus infection cause the worse headache I have ever had all day and dry eyes also ears pop when I move jaw?
Not likely.: If this truly is the "worst headache you've ever had" you should go to the ER to make sure it isn't serious. Sinus infections usually cause facial pressure with nasal congestion, not pain. Common causes of these symptoms include TMJ (jaw joint) problems and migraine, with the dry eyes not likely to be related. ...Read more
Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?
Have had a bad headache and dry eyes and runny eyes and sinus pressure for a week now ent said no sinus infection what else can it be maybe now it be?
Eye related...: Problems are a possible cause. Maybe your allergies, dry eyes, possibly pressure within the eye, or eyestrain. I would try using over-the-counter artificial tears and an anti-allergy eyedrops like Zaditor (ketotifen) for a short period. If no significant improvement would definitely see an eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Can I develop a sinus infection after ent said no infection I have eye pain and headache for a week now and dry eyes and head pressure?
Sure, see ENT: Unless the diagnosis was made within that week you could develop one. Possible even if it was a few days ago, as it may be subclinical and not diagnosed even if it was developing. Tap your forehead and cheekbones next to your nose. Bend over and see if it hurts. If these are positive, then you may have a sinus infection. Also, a copious clear or less copious yellowish thick discharge may indicate. ...Read more
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 tear drops & 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