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Reason and solution for dryness in eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you ?
User :   I had some queries related to my eyes
Doctor :   ok carry on
User :   My doctor said that I have too much dryness in my eyes
Doctor :   ok
User :   I wanted to know the reason and solution to overcome this problem
Doctor :   ok since
Doctor :   which time
Doctor :   you have this
User :   I am wearing glasses for the past 16 yrs.
Doctor :   o
Doctor :   ok
User :   I dont know when exactly this problem started
Doctor :   what are the complaints you have now with dry eyes
User :   I did not have problem. I had just gone for a general check up
User :   And they did some tests
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   23
Doctor :   what is your occupation?
User :   I am a s/w engg
Doctor :   since when you started your work?
User :   1 and half yrs back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have anyproblem during your work
Doctor :   like itching /burning
User :   No nothing as of now
User :   Itching is there during nights
Doctor :   more watering
Doctor :   why are wearing glasses
User :   I am a myopic.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have opwer
Doctor :   Did you have any problem while studying
User :   there used to be problem like itching and all
User :   So, I never studied late nights
Doctor :   I mean how long can you study continously?
User :   and also never woke up early
User :   4 hrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have headaches
User :   no
Doctor :   how is your vision during nights?
User :   Its the same
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any increase inyour sight in recent times
User :   I think for the past 2 yrs almost there isn't any increase
Doctor :   ok XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   since you have no problem with your dry eyes
Doctor :   its good
Doctor :   but dry eyes usuall have these complaints
Doctor :   like itching, pain
Doctor :   unable to see light directly
Doctor :   some vision problems at night
Doctor :   some foreign body sensation etc
Doctor :   the causess are
User :   I have a bit of problem to direct sunlight
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sorry, continue
Doctor :   a country like india where vitamin A deficiency is common
Doctor :   but it could not be your problem
Doctor :   as you have good nutrition i suppose
Doctor :   i could be environmental pollution/ more heat in your working environment/ or more airconditioning also
Doctor :   which could be your case
User :   Ok
Doctor :   but usually if you have some problems
Doctor :   the opthalmologist will conduct a
Doctor :   test by putting some artificial dye
Doctor :   and looking through a slit lamp
Doctor :   and if he could find an internal cause he shall treat
Doctor :   accordingly
Doctor :   Lubrication to ones eyes is very important
User :   they conducted schirmers and break up time test
User :   May I know why these are done?
Doctor :   dry eyes are dangerous
Doctor :   as they affect the cornea surface
User :   Ok
Doctor :   the black thing you see
Doctor :   in the mirror
Doctor :   actually cornea is transperent
Doctor :   so it is the iris which is black/brown/ green etc
Doctor :   dry eyes lose vision early
User :   Oh is it?
Doctor :   and they male impact on the retina where
Doctor :   the image of what we see falls
Doctor :   when the cornea is irregular the image is blurred
Doctor :   and the same is carried to the brain also
Doctor :   and brain adapts to this for some time
Doctor :   so keeping cornea lubricating is most imp
Doctor :   the lacrimal glands in our eye make the tears
Doctor :   and nourishes the cornea
Doctor :   with thenecessary elements
Doctor :   are you following AAAAAAA
Doctor :   ??
User :   Ok
User :   Ya
Doctor :   so artificial drops are very much available in pharmacies
User :   But are they safe?
Doctor :   ya
Doctor :   they are the primary treatment
Doctor :   for dry eyes
User :   I use Acular whenever I have itching
User :   Ok
Doctor :   ok have you tried it?
Doctor :   for howmany times
User :   Yeah
User :   Thats very good
User :   And almost immediately that solves my problem
Doctor :   ok bcos one may suit other may not
Doctor :   so before you make a suiitble choice
Doctor :   one has to try
Doctor :   bcos there are som thicker lubricants
User :   So, what do you suggest for Dry eyes?
Doctor :   as of now the artificial drops are the only way
Doctor :   apart from some good care to eyes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   like wearing googles
Doctor :   while on bike
Doctor :   cleaning eyes with cold water every 2 to 3 hours
Doctor :   so that the foreign bodies are flushed away
Doctor :   bcos dry eyes cant catch the foreign sensation
User :   The doctors here suggested me Silicon plugs
Doctor :   ok
User :   Will that solve my problem?
Doctor :   it is also good
Doctor :   but the primary thing is
Doctor :   artificial drops
Doctor :   but it alll depends on the doctor if he examined your eye
Doctor :   so i cant suggest one particualr thing bcos i havent examined you
User :   Thats true.
Doctor :   take care of your eye bcos it is the most important thing for a prospering eye
Doctor :   guy like you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything
User :   Ok I will clean my eyes every 3 hrs
Doctor :   i can help you with?
Doctor :   use the drops regularly
User :   No. Thanks for your time. May I know your name?
Doctor :   to prevent any further
Doctor :   problem
User :   Ya sure
Doctor :   i am dr mazumdar
Doctor :   bye thenm
User :   Ok Dr. Mazumdar
User :   Thanks a lot
User :   Bye
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