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Can untreated dry eye cause longterm consequences or is treatment just for comfort? I don't realize eyes are dry from cpap mask & meds. No sjogren's.
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Dr. Richard Witlin
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can cause damage
Untreated dry eyes can cause irritation and damage to your cornea and conjunctiva, if the condition gets bad enough.
And your vision will be affected as well. So treatment is for more than just comfort.

In brief: Can cause damage
Untreated dry eyes can cause irritation and damage to your cornea and conjunctiva, if the condition gets bad enough.
And your vision will be affected as well. So treatment is for more than just comfort.
Dr. Richard Witlin
Dr. Richard Witlin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rare
Eye dryness comes from a variety of eye, systemic and environmental sources including age.
If yours is mild (no effect on vision, a little redness, no other diseases) there are no consequences. If really severe, (bad sjogrens, stevens-johnson, chemotherapy) then the untreated eye can disturb the vision and actually grow a membrane over the cornea blocking vision. See you ophthalmologist.

In brief: Rare
Eye dryness comes from a variety of eye, systemic and environmental sources including age.
If yours is mild (no effect on vision, a little redness, no other diseases) there are no consequences. If really severe, (bad sjogrens, stevens-johnson, chemotherapy) then the untreated eye can disturb the vision and actually grow a membrane over the cornea blocking vision. See you ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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