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My eyes feel dry when i wake up in the morning, but during the day they feel fine with no dryness. What would that be?

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Dr. Albert Munn
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dry eyes

See an ophthalmologist for complete evaluation.

In brief: Dry eyes

See an ophthalmologist for complete evaluation.
Dr. Albert Munn
Dr. Albert Munn
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Nocturnal dry eye

Not unusual symptom. Often during sleep, eyes dry and generally some reflex tearing occurs.
Mucous production also helps protect the drying ocular surface. Some individuals eyelids slightly drift open during sleep too. When you awake and during the day, tear production is increased, blinking restores surface moisture distribution, oil/mucus glands helping. Solution: gel drops/no fans/humidifier.

In brief: Nocturnal dry eye

Not unusual symptom. Often during sleep, eyes dry and generally some reflex tearing occurs.
Mucous production also helps protect the drying ocular surface. Some individuals eyelids slightly drift open during sleep too. When you awake and during the day, tear production is increased, blinking restores surface moisture distribution, oil/mucus glands helping. Solution: gel drops/no fans/humidifier.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: They may be

Slightly open when you sleep.
Use a lubricant, like refresh pm, at bedtime.

In brief: They may be

Slightly open when you sleep.
Use a lubricant, like refresh pm, at bedtime.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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