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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Can chronic eye dryness be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic eye dryness a few years back. My eyes, particularly the right eye, felt dry, quite red and itchy, and always sticky when I woke up. I was prescribed an antibiotic drop for about a month and lubricating drops or gels for months afterward. These symptoms per...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history and went through your assessment data, and here is my point of view. To start with, you have to understand that dry eye is a chronic condition, and unless you have been treated with the only existing agent for the treatment of such a condition (R...  Read Full »

How can short-sightedness be corrected?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with short-sightedness more than five years back. A year before, I noticed my left eye started to cross outward, occasionally. When looking to the right side (medially), it crosses up a little. When looking upward, it partially shifts to the left. And today, it started to...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This may be due to a change in spectacle power or a problem in the retina. The examination has to be done to know what it is. The usage of computers, smartphones causes dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes are strain...  Read Full »

Please suggest the cause and treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from dry eyes. She has blepharitis and allergy as well. On the doctor's advice, we got OSA done but could not show the reports due to COVID-19. Please look into the reports and help me understand which type of dry eyes she has and what is the main cause behind it...  Read Full »


Dr. Arnab Pal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She seems to be suffering from severe dry eyes due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis. I advise: 1) Gentle lid massage at the base of eyelashes both eyelids of both eyes twice daily for five minutes each. 2) Clean the base of eyelashes every morni...  Read Full »

Will glaucoma cause blurred vision in both the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my vision for the past few months. It has become more noticeable. I can see only blurry numbers and digits beyond the distance of ten to twelve feet. I can recognize the faces but it seems to be blurry when I cry or under stress. I am unable to check my eyes here. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to do with the error of refraction as you have checked your vision before few years and it was 6/6. So it excludes the cause. Glaucoma presents with headache in the early morning. You can have high intraocular pressure. For your age, it excludes the cau...  Read Full »

Are dry eyes and mouth confirmatory signs of Sjogren's Syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a question about bloodwork that I had done for something called an Early Sjogrens Panel. I had a rheumatological workup due to eye issues I was having. The eye issues turned out to be an eye misalignment that is currently being treated through vision therapy. However, I had repo...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your psychiatrist has rightly told you that mild dry mouth could be a feature of anxiety. Dry eyes also have numerous causes. Sjogren's syndrome is one of them. The other causes include vitamin deficiency, blepharitis, etc. Other conditions with sicca symptoms are sa...  Read Full »

How is dryness in and around eyes treated?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffer from dryness in and around my eyes for the past eight months. I have consulted different doctors and there is no improvement. The skin around the eyes and eyelids are dry and scaly. I have a foreign body sensation in my eyes. I have tried using eye drops over it. But there is no i...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have a long-standing dryness in and around the eyes. Dryness of eyes is a common problem and it occurs due to certain systemic conditions that are associated with moderate to severe dry eyes. They are Sjogren's syndrome and rheumatoid arth...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

What to do for dryness in eyes after using contact lenses?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old and I suffer from dry eyes for many years due to contact lenses. One of my eyes started to have soreness with bloodshot now and then. It looks as if my skin on the eye got abraided.   Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have some questions to ask you. The abraded looking skin near the ridge of the nose is unusual (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention whether you have this for the first time and there is any pain during touching. P...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my redness and dry eyes due to mobile usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red veins in my eyes. It is not that bad when I look in a normal mirror, but I can see the red veins in my eyes when I use a flashlight. They are worse when I use the gadgets. I know it is due to eye strain, but I want to see if it is normal. I need to chat or an optional priva...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the images you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have severe dry eyes, and all the other symptoms, redness, etc., are related to that. First of all, reduce your screen time. Just use it for academic purposes and nothing else. Do not us...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness in eyes after using eye shadow?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a few months, I started to have red eyes with dryness. It occurred after using eyeshadow makeup. I flushed my eyes with water but redness still persisted. I visited the doctor and he told me the condition as pink eye. I started using pink eye drops. The problem went away and it ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it does not look like infective conjunctivitis. If it recurs again and again, then you can take a note of it whether it occurs on the days of wearing cosmetics and when wearing contact le...  Read Full »

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