Sometimes when the eyelid has been damaged, it does not completely close. This can lead to eye infections, so an antibiotic ointment can be helpful.
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…”