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 dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hello doctor, About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct my short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes get dry soon. And sometimes, when I wake up, I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry, and I need to keep them closed until it wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of th...  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 »

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 Yattinamani

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 »

Why do I have itching and redness in the eye when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itchy eyes when I wake in the morning and look inflamed. Also, on rubbing, my eyes become red. Sometimes, the itching would persist for the whole day. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the symptoms, it could be dry eye with allergic conjunctivitis, for which I suggest Eye drop Relub (Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulate) or any lubricating drop available at 0.5 percent four times a day for two weeks. Hot fomentati...  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 any ...  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 ...  Read Full »

Why could I not able to close my eyelid fully while sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, Would dry eyes cause cloudy vision with little nonmoving black dots? This is my normal vision and every once in a while I can see perfectly. The eye doctor said everything in the eye looks perfect. I have noticed when I sleep one eyelid does not close all the way but this is the vis...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, dry eyes can cause blurring of vision. As you said you feel your one eye is not closed properly while sleeping, so there is a greater chance of getting cornea dry and can lead to exposure keratopathy. But you have not mentioned any history of stroke or Bell's palsy...  Read Full »

I had an unsuccessful laser eye surgery 15 years back, and I doubt if it is the cause of dry eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had laser surgery on both my eyes 15 years back, and it was not very successful. My eye sight power came back along with the cylindrical power. My power has been stable for the last 10 years. Now my vision has become 6/4. But, I found out that I have dry eyes ever since. If I use ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Dry eye syndrome also called as sicca syndrome is due to the inability of the tear glands to produce enough tears. It is sometimes associated with dry mouth and positive antibodies like anti-Ro and anti-La, in which case, it is called Sjogr...  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. Revert with m...  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 »

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