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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Does wearing contact lenses for long hours cause pain and irritation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am out on a business trip. Yesterday, after 14 hours flight in which I wore my contacts (which are 30 days disposable Air Optix ) for about 20 straight hours, I took them out. After that, the vision in my right eye became cloudy and blurry but no pain. No issues with my left eye...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This might be due to dry eyes. The contact lens should be worn maximum for 8 to 12 hours only. The contact lens wear for a long time also cuts down the oxygen supply to cornea, which gets oxygen from the atmosphere. If the eyes are not red, discharge, watering you ca...  Read Full »

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