from Mayo Clinic: Dry Eyes Diagnosis and Treatment The attached photo shows the eye with a special dye, fluorescein, which is a test to determine the quality of your tears. The staining pattern indicates severe dry eye, which needs aggressive treatment. Prescription medications used to treat dry eyes include: Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation. Inflammation alongContinue reading “Eyedrops for Dry Eye”
Are your eyes watering, red, burning, and feel itchy and irritated? You might have DRY EYE, which is very common in New Mexico! Most people with dry eye also have another condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Changes to the amount and quality of oil that the Meibomian Glands produce can cause MGD. Multiple factors canContinue reading “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction”
Did you know that your blink rate with computer use can change from 20 blinks/minute to 5 blinks/minute? No wonder your eyes burn, feel gritty and tired at the end of the day!
Severe dry eye can affect vision and be very uncomfortable. A pulse dose of steroid eye drops can be very effective. Dry Eye Symptoms Symptoms of dry eyes and dry eye syndrome include: Burning sensation Itchy eyes Uncomfortable eyes Fatigued eyes Sore eyes Dryness sensation Red eyes Light sensitivity Blurred vision Another common symptomContinue reading “Dry Eye Examinations”
Symptoms of dry eye include: Pain Light sensitivity A gritty sensation A feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eye Itching Redness Blurring of vision A short course of steroids, Restasis, nutritional therapy, and ointments, can be very helpful in treating dry eye.
Many times, a pterygium does not cause symptoms. However, an inflamed or enlarged pterygium may cause redness and inflammation. A pterygium can grow onto the cornea (the clear, outer layer of the eye). This can distort the shape of the cornea, causing a condition called astigmatism. Symptoms of pterygium may include: Burning Gritty feeling ItchingContinue reading “A growth on the eye”
Severe dry eye can cause blurriness in vision, and eventually lead to corneal scarring and ulceration. Treatments for dry eye include: Artificial tears: These can be used to supplement natural tear production. Preservative-free artificial tear solutions are recommended because they contain fewer additives, which can further irritate the eyes. Increasing tear production. Restasis can helpContinue reading “When your eyes are very dry…”
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which causes the eyelids to be red, itchy, swollen and scaly. Here you see crusty build-up at the base of the eyelashes. Feeling like something is in your eye Burning of the eye Sensitivity to light Red and swollen eyes or eyelids Blurry vision Dry eyes CrustingContinue reading “Eyelid crusties”
Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation that can cause eyelid irritation, a gritty sensation in your eyes, crusting of the lids, dryness, eye redness, and fluctuations in vision. Blepharitis has two basic forms: Anterior blepharitis, affecting the outside front of the eyelid where eyelashes are attached. Posterior blepharitis, linked to dysfunction of meibomian glands withinContinue reading “Eyelash dandruff”
Blepharitis symptoms and signs include: Watery eyes Red eyes A gritty, burning or stinging sensation in the eyes Eyelids that appear greasy Itchy eyelids Red, swollen eyelids Flaking of the skin around the eyes Crusted eyelashes upon awakening Eyelid sticking More frequent blinking Sensitivity to light Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes) Loss of eyelashesContinue reading “Blepharitis”
Chronic dry eye can be caused by inflammation which affects your eyes’ ability to produce tears. Dry eyes cause discomfort, burning, stinging, eye fatigue, sensitivity to light, eye redness, a sensation of something in your eye, and tearing. Only a thorough physical examination can determine the severity of your dry eye, with appropriate treatment. IfContinue reading “Severe Dry Eye”