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What can I do for dry eyes?

What can I do for dry eyes?

Many treatment: See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. There are many treatment possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


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What can I do to treat dry eyes?

Eye drops: Eyes are dry due to too little tears or tears lacking wetting agents. You can supplement with over the counter drops (don't use those that say "gets the red out") and ointment at night. Some find help with flax seed oil. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist if persistent as there are some disease associated with eye dryness. ...Read more

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What can I do about dry eyes and wear contacts?

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What can I do about dry eyes and wear contacts?

Dry eyes: No contraindication. Talk to opthalmologist to choose best remedy. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate itchy eyes?

What can I do to alleviate itchy eyes?

Cool compresses!: Use cool compresses and place refrigerated artificial tears in eyes. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a fairly good over the counter allergy drop. If that does not work, see an ophthalmologist for a prescription allergy eye drop! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat dry eye inflammation?

What can I do to treat dry eye inflammation?

Dry Eye Syndrome: Dry eyes can cause chronic eye pain. If you also have a dry mouth & arthritis, ask your eyemd or md to evaluate you for sjogren's syndrome. Deficiency of tear production might mean a process affecting your lacrimal gland. For more information about dry eye: see eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

While wearing: contact lenses, your eyes can become irritated, scratchy, and even become red. Dryness will also cause you to have cloudy vision that comes and goes. Use plenty of artificial tears and shorten the period you wear contacts. If the dryness is too severe, then contacts are probably not your friend. Sometimes, switching to another brand is worth a try. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What causes bloodshot eyes and how do you clear it if longterm?

What causes bloodshot eyes and how do you clear it if longterm?

Bloodshot eyes: Bloodshot eyes can be caused by many issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can Vicks do to your eyes?

What can Vicks do to your eyes?

Vicks or vick (s): If you mean vicks brand medications and vaporizers they do not harm the eyes. If you mean vick as in "7 grams of cocaine" then they can be dangerous and should not be used. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a swollen eye?

Depends: There are way too many causes of swollen eyes to list, therefore many different treatments. They are all treated differently. Do not diagnose yourself and chose random over the counter drops. That can be a recipe for disaster. See an ophthalmologist and they will take care of it properly. ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

What can I do for permanent dry eyes due to accutane?

See ophthalmologist: Dry eyes due to accutane will be normal a week after you stop. There are other things that may cause dry eyes. Some are serious. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative ways to treat red eyes if you do not have any visines?

Could you tell me what are some alternative ways to treat red eyes if you do not have any visines?

Depends: Visine is frequently a good eye lubricant (as long as you are not using the kind "gets the red out" which is drying. But the best solution depends upon the cause: infection?, allergy?, trauma?, bleeding? Internal inflammation? Check with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lines under the eyes can you give me any solution?

What to do if I have lines under the eyes can you give me any solution?

Need to see pictures: I have to see pictures of the lines you are talking about under your eyes to be able to answer you better. But there different ways to treat lines over the lower eyelids. Injection of neurotoxins can help as well as TCA chemical peel. ...Read more

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What can you do about dry foreskin?

What can you do about dry foreskin?

Here are some...: Is your foreskin dryness primary or secondary? If primary, just give gentle cleansing with drying + trying topical skin-soothing cream lightly and see, but always with caution while using something new. If secondary like that maybe related to long foreskin with inflammation, seek urologist so to decide if circumcision may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any suggestions for eye strain and dry eye?

Can you tell me any suggestions for eye strain and dry eye?

Different problems: Eye strain usually means tiredness in focusing or reading distant or near. Dry eyes on the other hand cause foreign body sensation. You must see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. Any otc treatment without diagnosis is not advisable. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to help with dry, irritated eyes?

I'm curious as to what can I do to help with dry, irritated eyes?

Eyedrops: If this is your only symptom and the vision is good and the eyes not hurting, then try applying over the counter lubricating eyedrops. Do not use "gets the red out" type drops as these are drying. Plain eye ointment at night is also helpful. If these work, fine, but if it persists, see your ophthalmologist for the next sequence of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my eyes are blurry from diabetes do I need glasses?

First you need: To see eye doctor to rule out serious cause then must get sugars well controlled see internist/ endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry eyes and i believe i suffer eye strain from great. Any suggestions for dry eyes?

Depends: Eye strain is a possible symptom of dry eyes. There are two common causes of dry eyes -- low tear production or poor tear quality leading to rapid tear evaporation. You can try otc artificial tears, but ultimately you will need an eye md to diagnose and give appropriate treatment to your specific underlying cause. ...Read more

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What can you do for pink eye to avoid spreading?

What can you do for pink eye to avoid spreading?

Wash hands often: with warm water and soap. Wash hands each time before you touch your eyes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could you do for a dry penis skin ?

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Can you tell me what could you do for a dry penis skin ?

None, but...: Without detailed hx and direct inspection, it's hard to come up with an accurate dx. So, see dermatologist or urologist timely. For the time being, avoid overuse of chemical agent, minimize physical stimulation, and apply hypoallergic skin cream thinly. Best wish... ...Read more

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My sinus is dry. What can I do to rehydrate them?

My sinus is dry. What can I do to rehydrate them?

Good question.: This is a common complaint in the winter months when cold dry air predominates. Even warm air indoors will be dry from the use of heaters. A humidifier will help, and use nasal saline gel, which is otc. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry eyes?

Many treatment: See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. There are many treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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Causes for dry eyes?

Many: Causes for dry eye including those that cause not enough production of tears and those that cause your tears to disappear too quickly. Your eyemd should be able to help figure out which you have and give an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes dry eyes?

Many issues: Age, systemic meds, lid and skin disease, autoimmune disease, hormonal changes, viruses, diabetes and other neurotrophic issues, and many more. ...Read more

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What could cause dry eyes?

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

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What do dry eyes feel like?

Dry eye: Dry eye = irritation, scratchiness, foreign body sensation, blurred vision, eye strain or fatigue, eye pain, headache. ...Read more

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What causes chronic dry eyes?

What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics. ...Read more

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Can exercising help dry eyes?

No: Exercise will not improve dry eye. Dehydration induced by exercise without adequate hydration will actually make it worse. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Can dry eyes cause blurriness?

Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye(s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry eyes?

Many.....: Most common are burning, blurry vision and scratchy or foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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What to do if you got dry eyes?

Omega 3: We have had good response to oral omega 3/6 supplements it takes a good 45-60 days of at least 2, 000 units drink plenty of fluids without caffeine and alcohol compress your eye lids with good warm compresses twice a day for 2-3 minutes. If all this fails, then we move on to medicated drops, etc. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes, what can I do?

I have dry eyes, what can I do?

Artificial tear: Regular application of artificial tear 3-4 x daily( preferably preservative-free) would be helpful. Wear sunglasses whenever outdoors especially on dry and windy days. The next step would be plugging the duct draining to the nose-> restasis-> a serum preparation from your own serum . Consult an ophthalmologist if artificial tear alone failed. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry eyes?

Depends: This is a multifactorial problem. It can be internal, external, medication affected, inflammatory, infectious, ideopathic, or combinations.Try otc artificial tears first. This can be multifactorial in treatments especially with new methods coming to the marketplace. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to focus treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat dry eyes?

Eye drops: Eyes are dry due to too little tears or tears lacking wetting agents. You can supplement with over the counter drops (don't use those that say "gets the red out") and ointment at night. Some find help with flax seed oil. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist if persistent as there are some disease associated with eye dryness. ...Read more

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What can I use to help dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Optive fusion drops regularly is very good.
The contraceptive pill can influence quality of tear production.
Clean repeated hot compresses are helpful to improve tear quality.
If no relief so a doctor for presciption medicine and evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe dry eyes?

How can I treat severe dry eyes?

Multiple treaments: treatment depends on the severity of the dryness.can consist of simple lubricating drops,moving forward to restasis,punctual plugs,and may require a short course of a steroid drop.Also may require special treatment of meibomian glands.Final treatment will be determined by your ophthalmologist ,after certain diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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How do I treat dry eyes from age?

How do I treat dry eyes from age?

Several options.: Frequent artificial tear use, punctual plugs which are placed by your Ophthalmologist, Restasis prescription drops which help your eyes to produce more tears, and sometimes, omega-3 supplementation can be helpful. ...Read more

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How do you treat really dry eyes?

How do you treat really dry eyes?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I get help for my dry eyes?

Pharmacy, eyedoc: Drug stores have a whole section devoted to eye dryness and there are many options. You need possibly an ointment at bedtime, and an eye lubricant or tear replacement during the daytime. Avoid drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If the vision is affected or there is pain, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Could dry eyes decrease my vision?

Temporary: When the eyes are dry there is a change in the tear pool over the front which can alter the vision. This is temporary and corrected with treatment of the dryness - usually with lubricating eyedrops. Only if the dryness is profound (eyes always red, irritated and painful) can the vision be affected more permanently. ...Read more

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Gotten any good result on dry eyes?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Gotten any good result on dry eyes?

Dry eyes: No contraindication. Talk to opthalmologist to choose best remedy. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs when tears aren't able to provide adequate ...Read more