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Symptoms Of Xerophthalmia
Eye dryness: When the tear flow is lowered or the composition of tears is deficient in wetting agents and oils, the eye can get dry and the technical term for that is xerophthalmia. The common symptoms are overflow tears, redness, itching, crusting, light sensitivity and sometimes lowered vision. Check with your ophthalmologist to get into a good therapeutic progression. ...Read more
Eye dryness: This is a condition of dryness of the eyes. It can come about from ordinary lowered tear production, atmospheric dryness, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation sequelae and hyper allergic conditions such as Steven Johnson syndrome. It needs significant amounts of treatment to prevent loss of vision. ...Read more
Vitamin A: Hi Melissa588 Some dry eyes are the result of major diseases that happen to affect tear production, but one major cause is too little vitamin A in the diet. Taking a vitamin A supplement (WHO has reccomentations) can prevent this kind. Otherwise, the treatment is basically artificial tears, and treatment of the underlying disease (usually something like rheumatoid arthritis). Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my self suffering from eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, looking for urgent solution.?
Unrelated conditions: Nyctalpia is difficulty with night vision. Rarely due to nutritional deficiency but many other causes, some serious. Xerophthalmia is more extreme dryness and is also very uncommon. Have these conditions been diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. Or is this self diagnosis. A visit to your local ophthalmologist is in order if these seem of concern. ...Read more
Need clear diagnosis: These are not precise diagnoses and one cannot treat them without better details. Nyctalopia or night blindness is often caused by retinitis pigmentosa a hereditary condition, but may be caused by a variety of other conditions. Xerophthalmia is dry eye and may be caused by a large number of conditions. Specific treatment depends upon the specific cause. Artificial tears may help but do not cure ...Read more