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 used an ointment for an eye infection, but my eyes have become dry, itchy, and feel scratchy after I stopped using it. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 by... Read Full »
I am a 23-year-old male with dry eyes, irritation, and eye pain along with itching. Is it serious?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I have had itchy and dry eyes for a week and have had eye pain for the past two days. My eyes are getting tired fast, and I am not able to view my laptop screen for a long time. There is constant irritation near my eye corners. I took Refresh tear drops two tim... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Following are my suggestions: Using computers and smartphones causes dry eye due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects in between, as eyes are strained looking at the close o... Read Full »
I wake up every day with very dry, sore, and irritated eyes. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I wake up every day with very dry and irritated eyes. I also experience sensitivity to bright light, throughout the day. I usually wear sunglasses in bright conditions. My eyes often feel irritated, and sore. I have tried regular eye drops. I am attaching images and am wondering if ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you use screens at your workplace like mobile, laptop, or monitor while working? Do you have any other systemic disease or any concurrent treatment? Thank you. Read Full »
I had unsuccessful laser surgery for both eyes and now I have dry eyes which often become red. Is it due to increased screen time?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Using computers, and smartphones causes dry eye due to decreased blink rate. 1. Take frequent breaks and look at far objects as your eyes get strained looking at close objects for a long time. 2. Keep the screen bright... Read Full »
I am struggling to work on my laptop due to black spots appearing in my eyes. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have had lazy eyes for years, so I wear glasses and await my number to be stable enough for surgery. So overall, I was on my laptop for huge hours. It has been twice that I saw black spots not that major that are shown on the internet, but like when you see something so bright, your vi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Overusing computers and smartphones causes dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes are strained looking at close objects for a long time. Keep brightness to a minimum. Use Flogel HA Eye Drops (Sodium Hyaluronate 0.1 %) 3 t... Read Full »
I have been experiencing dryness and pain in my eyes for the past three months. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My height is 65 inches; my weight is around 135 lbs. I am currently taking tablets Adderall and Lexapro for ADHD and depression. For the past three months, I have had a reoccurring issue with my eyes, but my left eye is usually worse. Before I go to bed, my eyes start to feel dry and als... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please wear your glasses and use lubricant eye drops containing Sodium Hyaluronate 0.1 % six times a day which means almost two to three hours. Continue your medical treatment as above. Get well soon. Read Full »
Why do my eyes twitch after looking at a computer screen for more than 15 minutes?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 year old male, who has a normal eyesight. Last week while I was watching a film on my laptop, suddenly both my eyelids started twitching (fluttering). After that, whenever I look at a computer for more than 15 minutes, the burning sensation starts. The same is true while I read... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Twitching of the eyelids can happen due to the following reasons:Fatigue following excessive usage.Spontaneous nerve discharge (very common and benign).Irritation of nerves due to vascular pathology and mass effect.Hemifacial spasm.Apart from Refresh tears, you can use a... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Does blood in sputum in the mornings, dry throat and mouth mean cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, For about a year I have been coughing up mucus with a small fleck or flecks of blood in it. It happens only in the morning and not every day. I have noticed that my throat and mouth are very dry on the days that it happens. I also have little flecks of blood in my snot when I blow my ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your case carefully. I need some more information so that I can help you. Do you feel dryness in the eyes also? Some foreign body sensation in eyes? Do you need to drink some liquid with food to swallow it? Read Full »
I am using Refresh eye drops for five years. Will it be a problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male with no hypertension and non-diabetic. Since many years I have the dry eye problems and have been using Refresh tears drops or Refresh Liquigel. Last year, I developed frequent twitching of eyes and eye specialist prescribed the same eye drops and fish oil 1200... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from what we call myokymia. It is a benign twitching of the eyelids. It has been known to be associated with dry eye and other ocular surface disorders. The other know factors which cause and aggravate it are drinking coffee or tea, working outd... Read Full »