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 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 ...  Read Full »

Are bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharitis related?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with blepharitis. I also have seborrhoeic dermatitis (perhaps rosacea), which has significantly improved. Recently, I got very bad allergy symptoms. My eyes and nose became extremely itchy, causing me to sneeze a lot. This morning when I woke up, I had trouble opening ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is nothing but common bacterial conjunctivitis. Since you have blepharitis, you are more likely to get conjunctivitis. Also, blepharitis, in turn, is related to seborrho...  Read Full »

Is my dry eye syndrome due to HIV or hepatitis, which I acquired from a dirty needle stick injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a dirty needle stick in my job a year back, and my last test for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and Hepatitis was 346 days after exposure. Both tests came back negative, and recently about a month ago, I developed dry eye syndrome. I consulted a doctor for this condition, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The 4th generation HIV tests are accurate. If they are negative, as mentioned, it is conclusive. There is no need for further HIV tests provided there is no further risk exposure. Relax. These symptoms are non-specific and are not related to HI...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either Omega-3 fatty...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a chan...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes always red on waking up every morning?

Query: Hello doctor,I could see prominent blood vessels in my eyes. Since my teenage, my eyes have been dull, tired, and red. They are never itchy or irritated. I eat healthily, drink a lot of water, and sleep for eight hours. Though I am using preservative-free eye drops, my eyes are red on waking up ever...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the images you posted (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a loss of sheen on the surface of your cornea and sclera with increased tear meniscus height. Your symptoms are typical of dry eye disease. You might not be feelin...  Read Full »

What are the risk of increased screen time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have photosensitivity and sore eyes for last two days. My night vision is also low. I had visual floaters and snow since childhood. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give me the answers for the following: 1) Do you wear a glass? If yes, what is the power? 2) Are you working long hours on computers or mobiles? If so, what is your screen time? 3) Is there been an increase in size and number of floaters in the past few da...  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

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 »

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