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Why Do My Eyes Squeak When I Rub Them
Air trapping: Sometime air trapping within the moist surfaces can make a tiny noise as you rub your eyes. If you are having vision changes, crusting in your eyes or any symptoms, you should see an optometrist or get referred to an opthalmologist. If you persistantly rub your eye, it can stimulate an inflammatory response and can give your eyes a red appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy tears: Tears contain a variety of important proteins and factors that make them the ideal ocular lubricant and protection. Tears produced in crying are made by lacrimal glands and accessory tear glands capable of profuse tear production that is different than the baseline secretion of tears. Differences in this composition may account for the itchiness. Be sure to check for blepharitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more
Dryness: Often eyes dry during sleep. Usually our protective secretions aid the ocular surface from drying out, but sometimes not always effective. Poor sleep, some medications (decongestants, antihistamines), partial eyelid opening (lagophthalmos), room airflow, all may exacerbate dryness and irritation. Try a gel-based artificial tear prior to bedtime to see if symptoms improve. ...Read more
Allergy/Sensitivity: You may have an allergy or your eyes may just be sensitive to the alcohol or scent in the perfume. If the irritation persists throughout the day i would consider changing perfumes or switching to body spray which may be better tolerated. If you only have the irritation when you first apply the perfume then it is likely related to the higher concentrations of chemical when you first apply. ...Read more
Maybe dry eye: It is possible if your glasses wrap around your head, or are large, they are shielding you from wind, etc. If you take your glasses off, your tears may be evaporating quicker causing dry eye which may present as itching. You may try artificial tears or allergy eye drops to see if this helps. ...Read more
A lot of things: Mostly circulatory reasons. It depends upon what your circulation is when they aren't down. But also could be related to other factors such as exposure to cold. You need to get checked.Out. There are also other conditions such as auto-immune disease they may be working here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try not to rub: Your eyes are sensitive to mechanical irritation, such as rubbing. Try avoiding this & use an over the counter antihistamine eye drop like Zaditor™ twice daily. After three days your itching should decrease. Also to temporiize the itching eyes, cold compresses may help. If you are experiencing sneezing, itching & runny nose, an oral antihistamine like Claritin™ will help too. If no improvement: MD ...Read more
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