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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 had dry eyes for 45 days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old female going through dry eyes for the past 45 days. I have been to three different doctors but no relief. I feel heaviness in the eyes along with pain and redness. I have been given a gel and a tube (Systane eye drop and Ara gel). Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dry eye syndrome is a condition which can best be managed but cannot be treated, since it is caused by multiple factors like age, environment, etc. The good thing is that it is not dangerous. You are already using Systane (Propylene glycol) and Ara gel (Hydroxypropyl m...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing unusual sensations in my head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing unusual sensations in my head, accompanied by the following symptoms: I find relief by raising my eyebrows. I occasionally have migraine-like vision. Although there is no pain, I feel tightness or a mild ache in the muscles at the back of my head, alternating ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on your symptoms, it is possible that you may be experiencing a condition called dry eye syndrome, which can cause discomfort and visual disturbances. The symptoms you describe, such as tightness or pain in the head ...  Read Full »

How do I reduce my eye strain when screen time is high?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dry eye syndrome and short sight. I have been using Hayne 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 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 you some precautions.Reduce screen time (very important). Use antiglare glasses. Warm comp...  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 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 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 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 ...  Read Full »

How can you manage dry eye disease (DED)?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother will be 71 years old in the next four months. She is about 60 inches tall and weighs about 132.28 pounds. 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, forgetf...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 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. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  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 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 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 »

Are there any glasses that I could use while working on a laptop?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, male, pursuing PG. This is the dissertation writing time for me. For that, I have to rely on a laptop most of the time. It makes my eyes uncomfortable (red and dry). So, would be glad to have suggestions. Any glasses that I could use while working on a laptop?  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to People who spend much time in front of digital screens like a laptop, mobiles, etc., are at higher risk of developing dry eyes also called computer eye syndrome. Usually, we blink 8 to 12 times per minute but while using digital devices blink rate is decreased 2 to 3 t...  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 aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. 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 Omega-3 fatty acid or its combination. O...  Read Full »

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