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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after : Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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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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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Nope: The symptoms described are more likely caused by allergy. It is important to note that allergy can be exacerbated by dry eye, and both conditions are worse while wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Dry Eye: It usually is not a good idea to self diagnosis. If you have dry eyes then that should be treated either with tears or punctual plugs or what your eye dr feels is best. He can measure the amount of dryness and treat accordingly. Contacts hard or soft are not really the problem and hard contacts can produce other issues. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

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

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What level discomfort from install punctal plugs for dry eyes? Recovery time? OPD or IPD? Can they be removed? Do they require replacements ever?

What level discomfort from install punctal plugs for dry eyes? Recovery time? OPD or IPD? Can they be removed? Do they require replacements ever?

Punctal plugs: Punctal plugs: (dissolvable or permanent) usually cause little-no discomfort. They can be removed in 99%+ cases. They can fall out on their own & can be replaced if needed. ...Read more