Dry eye

What is Dry eye?

It is a condition where the patient feels gritty eyes due to reduced secretion of tears. It is treated by artificial tears.

Questions and answers on "Dry eye"

Hi, I experience very heavy eyes . I feel like I could close them during the day. I thought that it was due to a barometric pressure but I'm just guessing. It doesn't seem to matter if I've had enough sleep or not. My eyes can feel sore at times and I feel that I don't see perfectly at times. I've had this problem for a few years now.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This can be because of dry eyes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to health care magic.

I reviewed your history.

The symptoms you have mentioned indicate dryness of eyes.
Dry eyes are common eye problem more so the incidence of dry eyes increases with increasing age.

You need to use...

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why are dry eyes so difficult to cure?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dry eyes

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question on HCM

I do understand your concern

“As” per your asking question I may say that dry eyes are not difficult to cure and exact diagnosis is important before using any medications. So first I request you to do a physical...

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From last week, My eyes started burning and feel like itching and are sort of red all the time. Could you please help me out with this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
burning itching and redness of eye.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query.

It can be allergic conjunctivitis , or dry eye. Computer vision syndrome can also be result of prolonged use of contact lens.Allergic conjunctivitis can react to allergen which can be food drink,...

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24 year male suffering from Dry eyes and undergoing Lipiflow therapy.as per past medical history he has undergone Lasik surgery in 2012.kindly review all attched documents and confirm whether the current condition of dry eyes is complecation of previous Lasik surgery.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HealthCareMagic.Com

Thank you for sending your query.

The patient data you have send suggests that the dry eye is due to the dysfunction of meibomian glands and hence the patient has undergone Lipiflow treatment.

On the...

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I have dry eyes ...I use systane eye drops during the day when the eyes seem strained and genteal eye gel in the night. For the last one week I am feeling a lot of strain in my eye. when I wake up my eyes don't feel well rested and I am feeling constantly tired. as soon as I wake up there is also a dull headache from the right eyelid to the right temple. I have hypothyroidism and I am on 100 mcg Eltroxin for the last 5 yeras5

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
These symptoms can be because of dry eyes or thyroid eye problems.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic.

I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history.
The symptoms of eye strain can be because of increase in...

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I am 67 years old with a dry eye condition. I am concerned about possibly contracting pink eye from the Sika carrying mosquitoes. Would you recommend that I not travel to the country of Panama to avoid this risk?

Thankyou. XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to curtail trip. Take care to avoid mosquito bites

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Having dry eyes does not increase your risk of contacting the Zika virus.
The proven way of transmission of Zika virus is through the bite...

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How to prevent eye floaters?
I have eye floaters without any retina detachment(got that checked everytime floaters increase). I also see flashes of light many a times which subsides on its own. I also sometimes have dry eyes and have shoulder, neck and upper back strain with tingling in arms and hands especially when I work long on my desk using a computer.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
floaters flashes of light and dry eye.to be investigated and treated.

Detailed Answer:
Floaters are degenerative bodies in vetrious. Dry eye is not related to them. In cases where patients complain of floaters fundus examination preferably in indirect ophthalmoscope may be done. it...

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This last year I have been experiencing more dry eye than ever. Sometimes I wake up with dry eye. My lab work is normal and I just had an MRI of the abdominal area, which I get to monitor a cyst in my pancreas. The cyst is stable. My wife has sjogrens but I don't think it is contageous. Please advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lubricant eye drops

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.

Lubricant eye drops(REFRESH TEARS) are to be used , as you have seen in your wife's case. Lubricant gels will also yield good response when used at least twice a day..

You have to ascertain that you...

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My Mother had cataract eye surgery last year march. Multi-focal lens has been placed in this surgery, now everything is fine for her, but sometimes she gets eye burning sensation often.
Kindly, Suggest me tips for this.

Thanks,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dry eye most likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Raviraj,
Good evening,
Have gone through your details and appreciate your concern.
Most likely its because of either DRY eye or Allergy or bacterial infection.
However as per your symptoms most likely its dry eye.Dry eye is very common...

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My mother has pain in her right eye, she already had a complaint of dry eye. Any pain relief and guidance is greatly appriciated. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Holistic Approach

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HealthCareMagic

Thank you for sending in your query.

To treat dry eye we as a doctor and patient have to understand that its a not a single disease entity but rather a syndrome in it self.

It is caused by chronic lack of lubrication of...

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Dear Madam/Sir My Wife is 15th week pregnant.She is getting burning sensation in eyes during morning which would be ok for rest of the day she started getting this burning sensation from past 7-8 days and she is having dry eyes . Could you please...

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I have a black spot on the Sclera of my Rt eye. I have had dry eyes , myopia and floaters for sometime. what is this spot? Should I be concerned? Is there a connection with my other conditions?

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I had cataract surgery just a little over 3 weeks ago in my left eye. The next day I noticed a "shadow" in the corner of that eye. My eye doctor said that's very common and usually clears up in 2-3 months. However, aside from this shadow, I have...

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I have had very poor circulation in my feet and hands. Some times after standing for 15 mins my feet go numb. I'm also having fainting sensation when I turn my head to the left. Theses are a few of my health issue. Do you think they are a neurological problem or a medication side affect from the Lexapro and Vyvanse I take everyday to function. My eye doctor just started me on Restasis for my chronic dry eyes. I'm try to figure out if I should stop taking my medication to see if these symptoms go away. Unfortunately my work and family will suffer from that.

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I have started to have problems with my eyes for a few weeks now. My vision is blurred, my eyes feel like they are burning as if they have looked at the sunlight for to long even at night time and that there is grit in them. The optition reception suggested dry eye and to get drops from the chemist. I have done this and use the drops 3/4 per day for about 5/6 days now. The eyes do not feel like they have grit in them anymore but they still have all the other systoms.

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I have been having a glue in my eyes feeling for over 2 years now. I have seen 4 different ophthalmologists and all 4 either thing it s either allergies or I should use moisturizing drops. The last guy noted I have baggy conjunctiva . I always feel like something is STUCK in my eyes. I need help. Surgery if some of the conjunctiva needs to be removed!!!! I m aggressive at solving this problem! It is affecting my work and my life! Have found this: CONJUNCTIVAL CHALASIS: Occurring when a loss of Tenon’s fascia allows bulbar conjunctiva to become loose, conjunctival chalasis can cause persistent discomfort due to the loose tissue being pinched and folding over on itself. The diagnosis of conjunctival chalasis if often missed, largely due to an overlap in symptoms with dry eye disease , but when diagnosed, proper treatment can often result in complete resolution of symptoms. In some patients, lubricants and/or NSAIDs are sufficient to relieve discomfort, and I always try these therapies before proceeding to surgery. If necessary, removing the redundant conjunctival tissue and replacing it with an amniotic membrane graft also achieves excellent outcomes. Since all the O s I have seen are just drop guys - what kind of doctor do I need to find to help me??!!

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I have been suffering with chronic dry eyes . I am on anti inflamitory drops, I have also been having problems with humming in my ears. Yesterday I had a very bad ear ache, my ENT said it was probably my eustachian tubes and gave me oral anti inflammitory meds. Today my ear feels much better, and my eyes also feel much better. I want to know if there is a connection.

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