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Eye irritation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hello doctor
User :   the past few days i have irritation in my eyes almost all day long
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i initially thought may be it was due to staring at computer all day long
User :   but i get it right in the morning as well
User :   i was wondering what to do about it
Doctor :  
Sure I will help you in that
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?

User :   sure
Doctor :  
Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   33 male Bangalore hardware designer (computer job) married 177 cms 79 kgs 37 inches
Doctor :   Thank you for the info
User :   you are welcome
Doctor :   How is your sleep pattern recently?
User :   sleeping 7 hours; a little less than usual; a bit busy the last 3/4 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Do you have headache?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Can you bend your neck backwards now
User :   yes
Doctor :  
and tell me if you have pain while bending
User :   no pain
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :   Is there any difficuly in opening the eyelids while getting up in the mtorning?
User :   not really; just a bit sleepy
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Bcos in infection there will be increased
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crust formation and hence tightness in the lids
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noticed especially in the morning
User :   i c
Doctor :  
How about your vision, have you got it tested recently?
User :   plan to; but not yet; more than an year now
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   sorry tested 8 months back
Doctor :   That should be good enough
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if there is no frequent change in the powers
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So, I could rule out some definitive causes for the irritation
Doctor :   I would give you some tips
User :   ok
Doctor :  
like avoid much of strain
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by taking vision breaks
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like looking at a far object every 10 minutes
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And more importantly to bat your eyelashes more frquently
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so that proper tear secretion is maintained
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since dry eye is also one of the common things noticed in people who work in front of computer
Doctor :   I hope that you are following
User :   yes doc
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Also I will advise you one Eyedrops
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You can use it for 5 days maximum
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and if you feel better before you can stop it
Doctor :   Clearine eyedrops
Doctor :  
It reduces the eye irritation significantly
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Need to apply 2 drops into each eye 3 times daily
Doctor :  
And in case you do not feel better, let us know about it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   just curious : what was it about bending the neck ?
Doctor :  
To rule out tension in the muscles
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because early morning symptoms favour it
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as there will be contraction of muscles during that time
User :   ic
Doctor :  
and can result in eye strain
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Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   thats it doc thank you
User :   i shall try the eye drops
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   done that
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure
User :   bye
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