Dry Eye

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Are You Overusing Eye Drops?

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If you find yourself constantly reaching for your eye drops, it may be time to start looking into the bigger problem: Why do you need them so often? They’re a quick and gratifying fix to itchy or irritated eyes, but they don’t address what might be causing the irritation to begin with. Signs You’re Overusing Eye Drops The American College

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Chronic Dry Eye Causes and Treatments

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Dry eye syndrome, also simply known as dry eyes, is a chronic condition affecting 4.91 million Americans 50 years and older. Reports estimate that millions of younger people are also affected but have less severe symptoms that are mostly episodic. While exact numbers for the prevalence of chronic dry eye among the younger population are difficult to pinpoint, dry eye can

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Dry Eyes at Night: How to Keep Night Dryness Under Control

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Dry eyes can put a damper on your day. The itch, irritation and the gritty feelings are distracting, and irritation can get so bad as the day draws on, that it can border on painful. If you’ve suffered from regular or seasonal eye dryness, you may have noticed that the irritation worsens throughout the day and peaks at night. Your

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How to Take Care of Your Eyes This Winter

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  Keep Your Eyes Healthy in Cold Weather Temperatures are dropping, cold winds are blowing, and you’re dressing in coats to keep your body protected from the cold. But you may be neglecting one important part of your body in the winter—your eyes.  Freezing air sucks moisture from everything, including your skin and eyes. And when you escape the cold and head indoors, the blast of heat

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13 Simple Home Remedies for Dry Eyes

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Dry eye, also called dry eye syndrome, is a common condition that can impact your quality of life. It can make it a little harder to be productive at work and diminish your time with family and friends.  Adopting lifestyle changes or seeking simple home remedies for dry eyes is a good first step toward treating this disease.  However, if

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Does Eye Laser Surgery Cause Dry Eye

Does Eye Laser Surgery Cause Dry Eye?

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Dry eye is a common occurrence following LASIK, but it doesn’t happen all the time. Dry eye experience also varies post-LASIK — from mild symptoms that don’t last long to persistent itching and burning requiring severe dry eye treatment. Nevertheless, the possibility of dry eye after LASIK shouldn’t hinder you from improving your vision with laser surgery. Anyone considering LASIK

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Discovering Common Dry Eye Symptoms

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Dry eye symptoms are often a result of insufficient tear production or tear films that evaporate too quickly. This condition, which can be chronic, can affect anyone but is prevalent among women and the elderly. Dry eye causes and risk factors can vary, too. Some suffer from it due to their environment, while some are simply born with structural problems

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Dry Eye Syndrome – It’s a Treatable Condition

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It begins with that uncomfortable sensation of having something in your eye – all the time. A gritty feeling, redness and irritation follow suit. Then your eyes start to water excessively. These are just the most noticeable symptoms of dry eyes — one of the most common vision problems in the country, estimated to be most prevalent in middle-aged and

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Elevation and Retina Surgery: What’s the Connection?

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Among the many characteristics that make our state of Arizona unique is its variety of land elevations. For example, Yuma in the southwest sits only 163 ft. above sea level. Elevation in the Phoenix valley averages 1,000 ft. above sea level; height in our mountain regions, which include Flagstaff and Show Low, can soar to over 7,000 ft. While this

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Do You Suffer From Dry Eyes?

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What you may be experiencing is “Meibomian Gland Obstruction”, an underlying cause of Evaporative Dry Eye. Your tears are made of 3 layers: 1. Lipid (oil) layer: lubricates and prevents evaporation 2. Aqueous (water) layer: nourishes and protects the cornea 3. Mucin layer: adheres tears to the eye Meibomian glands: create the lipid (oil) layer of the tear film Warm

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