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Does lack of blinking cause any problems?
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dry eyes
Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air.

In brief: Dry eyes
Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air.
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Lack of blinking
Lack of blinking can cause dry eye and eye irritation.
I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.

In brief: Lack of blinking
Lack of blinking can cause dry eye and eye irritation.
I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Lack of blinking can cause the tears to break down as the layers of the tears can separate between blinks.
Usually we blink about every 5- 6 seconds or 10-12 times a minute. Any less than that and the tears cannot do their job of keeping the ocular surface smooth.

In brief: Yes
Lack of blinking can cause the tears to break down as the layers of the tears can separate between blinks.
Usually we blink about every 5- 6 seconds or 10-12 times a minute. Any less than that and the tears cannot do their job of keeping the ocular surface smooth.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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