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Itching in eyes due to dryness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I am suffering from itching in eyes...i guess due to dryness
User :   actually I play computer games these days a lot, that might be cause
User :   can you recommend me some soft eye-drop
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok. since when you are having these symptoms?
Doctor :   is there any other symptoms associated?
User :   started from today only
Doctor :   ok.
User :   means it is not irritate much but its better if I take some prevention steps
User :   at this initial stage
Doctor :   ok. if the irritation i snot much, then you can just control with controlling the hours that you spend in front of computer along with eye exercises.
Doctor :   use antiglare screen for monitor or spectacles for eyes
Doctor :   avoid computer use for than 20-30 minutes at a strecth
User :   yeah i am using anti-glare screen
Doctor :   if the irritation gets more or you develop watering or redness, then you will need to get your eyes checked (examined) by and ophthalmologist
User :   what type of eye-exercise you recommend?
Doctor :   and get prescription of lubricating eye drops if due to dryness
Doctor :   and if due to any other problems, then a different one would be prescribed
Doctor :   the eye exercises are to improve eye muscle function
Doctor :   and also help to improve the tear film over th exposed area of eyes
User :   can you recommend any now?
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   visit this link to learn the right techniques
Doctor :   for doing them
Doctor :   you can do these exercises every 1-2 hours when you are using your computer
Doctor :   look at a far object and away from computer screen every 20-30 minutes.
Doctor :   blink your eyes regularly
User :   ok that i can start
Doctor :   it helps in spreading the tear film all over the eye and avoid dryness
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   I will start these techniques now onwards
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok its nice talking to you
User :   no thats it...thanks for talking
Doctor :   also keep distance of atleast 18" between your eyes and computer screen
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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