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My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stepwise approach

Causes are multiple so cause is investigated.
Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5.

In brief: Stepwise approach

Causes are multiple so cause is investigated.
Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eyes and vitamins

There are many vitamin deficiencies associated with eye issues, the most important one being vitamin a.
Your symptoms need to be assessed by an ophthalmologist without delay.

In brief: Eyes and vitamins

There are many vitamin deficiencies associated with eye issues, the most important one being vitamin a.
Your symptoms need to be assessed by an ophthalmologist without delay.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology

In brief: "dry" eye syndrome

Could be related to systemic medications, arthritic or auto immune disease, oil and or mucous gland deficiency.
Start on artificial tears preservative free, omega 3, and see an ophthalmologist who can work up the problem. Unless you have malnutrition a vitamin deficiency is unlikely.

In brief: "dry" eye syndrome

Could be related to systemic medications, arthritic or auto immune disease, oil and or mucous gland deficiency.
Start on artificial tears preservative free, omega 3, and see an ophthalmologist who can work up the problem. Unless you have malnutrition a vitamin deficiency is unlikely.
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
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