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Dry Eyes

An eye condition where the tears are not able to provide enough lubrication to the eyes is called dry eyes. It can occur when the tears production is less or the quality of the tears produced is poor. The other symptoms are sensitivity to light, redness of the eye, difficulty driving, watery eyes, blurred vision, and stringy mucus around the eyes.

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I am a 18-year-old, my eyes are getting dry recently. I have eczema and use eczema cream. Could this be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old female, weighing 127 pounds and my height is around 5 feet three inches. Recently my eyes have been extremely dry. The other day I woke up and my eye was so swollen that it even looks wrinkly. At first, it was only my right eye but then my left eye became extremely d...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about that, I understand your concern. As you have provided a little background of past illnesses that are eczema, I would like to tell you that a person suffering from eczema can develop dryness anywhere on the skin. Other manifestations can be ras...  Read Full »

Can the brown mark on my cornea with unaltered vision be due to tablet Wellbutrin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a brown mark on my cornea for three years. But vision is clear, and I do not have any pain. I currently take Wellbutrin 150 mg. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pigment (the brown spot) is deposited in the conjunctiva and not in the cornea; hence no visual distortion is present. However, if this spot has appeared after taking tablet Wellbutrin, I recommend you get a complete eye examination, including an eye pressure eva...  Read Full »

Are dry eyes, and disorientation after acoustic trauma related?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months back, I had an acoustic trauma, which gave me tinnitus and ringing in my ears, aural fullness and hyperacusis, sensitivity to sound. All these symptoms decreased in severity but a few weeks later my wisdom tooth flared up, and on the same side my eye got blurry. I have eye pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I cannot relate your eye problem to your acoustic trauma. An ophthalmologist has already seen you so maybe it is severe dry eyes only. Can you share your glass number and photo of both your eyes so that a diagnosis can be arrived at and treatment can be started accordingl...  Read Full »

Will increased screen time cause red and dry eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I underwent laser surgery on both eyes 14 years back and it was not successful. My eyesight power came back along with cylindrical power. My power was stable for the last ten years. Now my vision has become 6/4. But I found that I have dry eyes. After using l...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Using computers, and smartphones causes dry eye due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks and look at far objects as your eyes get strained looking at close objects for a long time. Keep the screen brightness...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing blurriness and distortion in both eyes after LASEK surgery, even with eye drops. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,Over the past week, I have been experiencing strange fluctuations in my right eye. It is concerning because the issue is only in one eye, and I can notice blurriness and distortion with both eyes open. About three to four months ago, I underwent LASEK surgery, but I do not believe this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to need to get corneal topography and pachymetry done first. One of the commonest causes of this is post-LASIK ectasia, which can lead to image distortion. These two tests can diagnose the condition accurately. Additionally, it has nothing to do with dryness.Thanks and ...  Read Full »

Dry, itchy, and scratchy eyes after ointment. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had an eye infection and used Neomycin and Polymoxin-B ointment for my eyes. The infection cleared up. And ever since I stopped the ointment two days ago, my eyes are so dry. They feel so scratchy like there is sand in them. I cannot wear my contacts. And my vision is blurry with my glas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it looks like you had conjunctivitis and took treatment for the same. But you have not mentioned whether you took the medication over-the-counter or it was prescribed to you ...  Read Full »

Why is my vision in one eye darker than the other?

Query: Hello doctor, My one eye sees darker than the other. Six months back, I checked my eyesight and it was 0.25 in both eyes. Four years back, it was 0.25 in right eye and 0.5 in left eye.  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you have a more or less steady glass power ranging from 0.25 to 0.50. However, one eye seeing darker than the other is generally not caused by this eye power. One eye seeing lighter shades of color like red than the other generally points to the fact that so...  Read Full »

I am suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and also, I have running nose, severe eye dryness, redness, and itchy eyes. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and also, I have severe eye dryness, redness, and itching in my eyes. I also have a running nose. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your health care consultation. Firstly, it needs to be confirmed whether you are having Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or not. SJ syndrome is a severe drug reaction involving the eyes, mucosa, skin, etc. Your symptoms o...  Read Full »

I have redness, dryness, and strain in my eyes while working on the computer for a long time. What are the natural ways to relax the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. My friends and I get eye strain including dryness and redness very frequently these days, maybe because we are studying industrial design and using computers for a long time. I searched online about eye exercises or some relaxing methods for the eyes. But I am a little ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Prolonged work on a laptop, TV, or mobile phone can cause computer vision syndrome (CVS). Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted ...  Read Full »

Does getting hair conditioner into eyes cause any harm?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a hair conditioner in the eye. I rinsed it with water. My eyes do not feel right, it feels dry and tired. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it happening for the first time? Do you have same history in the past? Are your eyes red or painful? Please answer these questions so that I can prescribe you drops as early as possible and you will feel better. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

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