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 have been experiencing headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, and undereye swelling. Could it be due to liver disease or iron deficiency, as my blood report suggests?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing daily headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, and morning swelling under my eyes. Since the beginning of this year, I have visited many doctors and specialists, and we cannot find anything wrong. I had blood tests done a few months back and recently again this month. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Routine blood test results for typical liver function tests include: • ALT- 7 to 55 units per liter (U/L). • AST- 8 to 48 U/L. • Albumin- 3.5 to 5.0 grams per deciliter (g/dL). Normal results vary from lab...  Read Full »

Why am I having dry eyes after LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Seven months ago I had LASIK surgery on my eyes and I still have dry eyes especially after taking a shower everything becomes so dry. My eyes, ears, even nose, and vagina. I went to a dermatologist who prescribed Accutane, Vitamin A for my acne. Then he said that he cannot prescribe it un...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry eyes after LASIK surgery are a common side-effect, more so if you have had dry eyes before surgery. You can continue using your moisturizing eye drops for three to five times, it will not cause you any harm. The dryness in your eyes will reduce overtime. In addition...  Read Full »

Do you recommend lens or contact lens for dry eyes and sticky eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old software engineer. My lens power in the right eye is -1.75 and left eye is -1.25. I use computer around 12 hours a day and all day I sit under a fan. From a couple of months, my eyes are dry. From past three months, daily I am taking one omega-3 tablet, which is making ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Contact lenses are not advisable for people having dry eyes. I recommend you to use spectacle only. Antiglare, blue cut glasses help you on computer screen work to some extent. It will help to relieve from UV light from LED lights. If dryness of eyes is severe, you nee...  Read Full »

I have had something white in the corner of my eyes for two weeks, causing dryness. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have something white in the inner corner of my eye. It appeared about two weeks ago, but it is not itchy, with no swelling and no pus coming out of it. My eyes do get tired and dry quite often. Can you tell me what it could be? I am going to attach a photo, too. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zargham Ali Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached image (attchment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small mass in the caruncle of the eye. If it is irritating, it can be removed. Do hot compresses and use Fucithalmic (antibiotic) eye gel. If it is still the...  Read Full »

I am having pain, dryness and disorientation in the eyes a few weeks after acoustic trauma. Is it 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 Damani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I cannot relate your eye problem to your acoustic trauma.And 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 »

I have had a stye for a week with an itching sensation and eye dryness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a stye for a week, and it started healing, but then my eye became itchy, and now I have a stye in my other eye. I am a contact lens wearer, and I wear my contact lens almost daily. Right now, I am cleaning my eyes daily with physiological serum or Boric acid drops, applyin...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the photos you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and they do not appear to be stye. These are the blocked opening of the meibomian glands. This blockage is the reason for your dry eyes. Meibomian glands are present...  Read Full »

My daughter poked her finger in my eye, and I got redness on my left eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, by chance, poked her finger in my eye and I got a redness on my left eye, in the white portion. I had little pain for ten minutes and now it is better. I put refresh tears in my eyes as they are otherwise always red due to dry eyes. Can I use the same or do you suggest ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may use Acular LS eye (Ketorolac) drops thrice daily as there may be a mild uveitis For your dry eyes, you may use Refresh tears (Carboxymethylcellulose) as you are using. Having said that, kindly share photos so that I may guide you better. Regards. Rev...  Read Full »

My right eye pains a lot and shows blind spots on doing any activity. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My right eye pains and I see blind spots while doing any activity. And I feel my brain and my eyes are not coordinating. I have vitamin B12 deficiency, for which I take injections.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly get your refractive error checked, as it can cause both your symptoms. A retinal assessment will also be helpful. Can you please elaborate on the brain-eye coordination? Revert with more information to an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://...  Read Full »

Do my eyes, throat, mouth, and nose become dry at night due to Sjogren's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. I had a physical examination done ten months ago. My reports came normal. I began having dry eyes, dry throat, and mouth. My antibody test results came negative. My doctor said the ANA is a false positive, although I have lingering dryness of the throat, mouth,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have dry eyes and mouth symptoms with positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test. ANA is positive in 5 % of the general population and carries little significance unless associated with clinical symptoms. However, Sicca syndrome's symptoms need to be evaluated by sia...  Read Full »

I have dryness in my eyes in winter and it causes discomfort. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with dryness in the eyes five years back. It happens only during winter. I had irritation in the eyes, which was somewhat relieved by washing with water. I was advised to use Lubrex-DS eye drops three times a day. It is no longer giving me relief. The use of Lubrex-DS ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay U. Nayak

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Dry eye is a prevalent condition seen in all ages. A common cause of dry eye is Meibomian gland dysfunction. Very likely, you could have it. I suggest hot compresses with lid massage to cure it, meaning take warm or hot (not very hot) water in a bowl, dip a clea...  Read Full »

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