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How can I get rid of dry eyes?

How can I get rid of dry eyes?

Dry eye treatment: Dry eye is a chronic problem but can treated/ controlled. First line treatments include frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent symptoms, you should see your eye doctor to consider other therapies (restasis, low dose topical steroid, punctal plugs, etc). ...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 i get rid of dry eyes permenently?

Could i get rid of dry eyes permenently?

Dry eyes: Typically cannot be cured. However, they can be managed effectively with a variety of different eye drops. Sometimes, your symptoms may be caused by other eye issues. If they are treated, then your symptoms may go away permanently. ...Read more

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Are dry eyes something that can be cured? I have read on how to maintain symptoms of dry eyes but not how to get rid of them completely.

Are dry eyes something that can be cured? I have read on how to maintain  symptoms of dry eyes but not how to get rid of them completely.

Not usually: Dry eyes can be caused by some medications and can be irritated by quite a few things (e.g. smoke, sunlight, air travel). So if you have one of those situations, address accordingly. often, however, it is an intrinsic problem. If you wear contact lenses, Then you need to be extra careful. Some people believe that taking Omega-3/6 fatty acid supplements may help. There are also many lubricants OTC. ...Read more

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Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

It can help: Theratears™ nutrition supplements can help you with your dry eye symptoms, together with additional artificial tears daily. Warm compresses and lid hygiene with diluted baby shampoo to cleanse the eyelid margins will be of additional benefit. Humidify your living environment air is beneficial. ...Read more

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What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

What is best OTC treatment for dry eyes? Got that way when I hit 80.

I have two: One of my favorites is systane balance 2 -4 times a day in each eye and genteal gel at bedtime. Other helpful simple treatments are lid scrubs using either cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin (liquid) and washing your eyelids and lashes each night or ocusoft scrubs and flaxseed oil capsules 2000 mg a day. It's important to discuss this with your eye doctor and have a thorough exam. ...Read more

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If I have dry eyes from using the computer a lot, what best treatment to fix this would be suitable for me in this case, since i'm just 20y/o?

If I have dry eyes from using the computer a lot, what best treatment to fix this would be suitable for me in this case, since i'm just 20y/o?

Dry eyes: Dry eyes are very common among young people today, unlike previous decades before the proliferation of computers and electronic devices. A combination of radiation from screens and decreased blink rate while reading causes first dry eye then mild burns of the conjunctiva. They will heal with artificial tears, rest away from the computer, and use of radiation screens over the monitor. Sleep helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

3 options: There are many different causes for crossed eyes. Depending on the cause, the problem may go away by itself, glasses may be needed, eye exercises may help, and sometimes surgery may be necessary. An ophthalmologist would determine the exact cause of the crossed eyes and suggest the best way to solve the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of bags under your eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of bags under your eyes?

Depends on cause: Swelling under the lids due to fatigue or allergy can be treated with rest, cool compresses, treatment of underlying inflammation with allergy meds. Prolapse of the fat with permanent bags under the eyes that don't fluctuate are better addressed by an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

Is no way: Floaters are normaly an aging process. There are times when floaters may indicate something more serious such as bleeding in the eye from diabetes or hypertension. Also any sudden appearance of floaters with associated bright flashing lights should have a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist. Any dark cloud that comes over vision is a medical emergency and canindicate a retinal detachment. ...Read more