Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is otherwise known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a condition of having dry eyes. It occurs due to aging, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and vitamin A deficiency. The symptoms are irritation, redness, blurred vision, and discharge from the eyes. Lubricating eye drops can help to reduce dry eyes. Giving rest to the eyes and applying warm compresses helps a lot.

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I have throbbing pain, eyestrain, and dry eyes. What is the reason behind it?

Query: Hello doctor,Nine months ago, I was plagued with eyestrain due to over-reading and needed prescription lenses. It had gotten so painful that I immediately consulted an optometrist due to a family history of diabetes, autoimmune disease, and Sjogren’s syndrome. I also wanted them to do a health scr...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Using computers causes dry eye syndrome due to decreased blink rate. Sjogren's syndrome, also causes dry eyes. Take frequent breaks while watching the computer. Look at far objects as eyes are strained looking at the close things for a long time. Keep brightness to a min...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a cha...  Read Full »

I have dry eye syndrome and short sight as my screen time is quite high. How to reduce strain in the eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dry eye syndrome and short sight. I have been using Hyane drops four times a day. For the last two to three days I am having severe strain in my eyes. Is there some medicine that I can take with the eye drops to reduce the strain? My screen time is quite high. Also, I have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Dry eyes can be hyposecretive or evaporative in variety. Tests are required to confirm the type of dry eyes. I would suggest the following remedies - Reduce screen time (very important). Use antiglare glasses. W...  Read Full »

I have dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hello doctor, About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct my short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes get dry soon. And sometimes, when I wake up, I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry, and I need to keep them closed until it wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of th...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either ...  Read Full »

Can I have lymphoma, kidney diseases, and eye problems due to secondary Sjogren's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had dermatomyositis for three years and was asked to take tablet Cellcept. Before being diagnosed with dermatomyositis, I developed dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. After taking the medicines, I had dryness in my mouth. I tested negative for anti-SSA Ro and an...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, as you are receiving the best treatment for dermatomyositis. Secondary Sjogren's syndrome is a very common autoimmune disease. Being on tablet Cellcept (Mycophenolate mofetil 500 mg) is more than enough to prevent complications of Sjogren's syndrome. Yo...  Read Full »

I had an unsuccessful laser eye surgery 15 years back, and I doubt if it is the cause of dry eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had laser surgery on both my eyes 15 years back, and it was not very successful. My eye sight power came back along with the cylindrical power. My power has been stable for the last 10 years. Now my vision has become 6/4. But, I found out that I have dry eyes ever since. If I use ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Dry eye syndrome also called as sicca syndrome is due to the inability of the tear glands to produce enough tears. It is sometimes associated with dry mouth and positive antibodies like anti-Ro and anti-La, in which case, it is called Sjogr...  Read Full »

How can you manage dry eye disease (DED)?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother will be 71-year-old in the next four months. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 60 kg. She suffered from an ischemic stroke four years ago. Currently, she has the following disturbing health conditions: severe eye pain with gritty feeling in her eyes, forgetfulness, tire...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload a picture of both her eyes. And when she sleeps, do her eyes close entirely or remain slightly open? I want these details for proper treatment.  Read Full »

How to manage a dry eye and an inflamed eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor, A while ago, I got a kind of twinge in the corner of my eye. Just now, I pulled my eyelid to check my eye, and I saw a thick bulge. I woke up in the morning with an extremely dry eye, which I never had before.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears to be a hordeolum internum from the unmagnified view. It is an inflammation of the meibomian glands situated in the eyelid. If it has only now begun, the...  Read Full »

Why do I experience streaks of light in dark with gray shadow in peripheral vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I began to see streaks of light across my vision in the dark and realized I have a gray shadow in the left peripheral vision of my right eye since yesterday evening. I have been spending time on my laptop or phone for more than 10 hours a day and sometimes, I watch the screens in the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using a computer for a long time causes dry eye syndrome due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks and look at far objects as the eyes are strained looking at close object for a long time. Keep the brightness of the system to minimal. Use tear drops twice a d...  Read Full »

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