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 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

Why am I having my eyes sensitive to neon green?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs and I am 6.3 feet tall. My eyes are extremely sensitive to neon green, and it is so severe that I develop physical discomfort and loss of visual acuity when exposed to large amounts of it. Why is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Staring at lights causes bleaching of retinal receptors momentarily, so later we see an opposite colored spot. But this happens with all colors and is not specific to neons. Also, sometimes a little dryness or allergic condition of the eye can cause intolerance to bright ...  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. Pooja Bandivadekar

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://www.icli...  Read Full »

What caused my right eye pain, followed by migraine with aura?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having dull pain in my right eye region for a week. An aura migraine followed the pain. I do see floaters in both eyes. I visited an ophthalmologist; he dilated me and said everything was fine. I did an MRI three months back. It also showed everything to be normal. My current medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dull pain in eyes and headache will be there in sinusitis and can also happen due to refractive error, but your tests are normal.You should also start medications for migraine. Floaters are jelly like substance in the eye called vitreous and as age progresses it ...  Read Full »

Can black fungus affect a healthy person?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash, fatigue, and dry eyes. I suspect black fungus. Is it possible to have it if you are a healthy person? And if so, what test should I undergo to check? And can this disease transmit through clothes? I am not under any medication. I got a blood test and thyroid test, all h...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black fungus or mucormycosis is the opportunistic fungi that occur most commonly in the following patients: 1) Diabetes. 2) Neutropenia or on glucocorticoids treatment. 3) Iron overload conditions. 4) Malignancy. 5) Hematopoietic stem cell transplantat...  Read Full »

Are dry eyes and blurry vision in the dark indicative of computer vision syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old male of height 5'8 and weight 162 lbs. Hoping for some help with recent vision changes. I went through a highly stressful period for two months, three months ago, that had me working long hours without much break from the computer screen while (not smart) working in a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using computers and smartphones causes dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes are strained looking at the close object for a long time. Keep brightness minimal. Use Refresh Liquigel eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) t...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble focusing on the test for a long duration?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a continuous light pressure in my left eye for a few weeks. It comes and goes on and off. It causes trouble in focusing on texts for a long period of time and I wake up with dry eyes.   Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have various causes. I assume that you have problems with only one eye. The first cause can be latent hypermetropia. It causes problems in focusing on near activities and causes some amount of strain on the eyes when your eyes try to focus. It can be determi...  Read Full »

Is Sjogren's syndrome the only cause for having dry eyes and dry mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male without a history of autoimmune disease in my family. But I have dry eyes and dry mouth for four months and I am unable to find the cause. I do not have dry eyes and mouth every day and it does not occur together. Recently, I also have joint pain while walking. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reinhard Spyra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The provided information is not sufficient to establish a definite diagnosis. Kindly give some additional information regarding dry eyes and dry mouth. Please mention whether you experienced dry mouth daily for more than three months. Please mention whether you had ...  Read Full »

Can LipiFlow or IPL result in eye floaters?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have a dry eye. I went to a dry eye center, and they did LipiFlow and one session of IPL laser. Ever since my eyes have felt less dry, but I have been seeing many floaters. I checked with an ophthalmologist, and he said my eye looks healthy. However, he was able to s...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a jelly-like substance in the eye called vitreous, and as age progresses, it starts to liquefy, or if it gets detached, you start seeing floaters. It is common in people with myopia. It is not due to IPL laser (intense pulsed light). You should go to an ophthal...  Read Full »

Are dry eyes a sign of Sjogren's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been told by someone in the medical profession that I may have Sjogren's syndrome due to the symptoms that I have been having. I would like to know this could be possible. My symptoms are itching mostly everywhere on my body, very dry skin, dry mouth (a dental professional noti...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, as per your symptoms, it does look like Sjogren's syndrome. I want to ask you a few more details to be sure if it is the diagnosis we are dealing with. How long have you been experiencing the symptoms of dryness? Did the dental surgeon point to any cavities whi...  Read Full »

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