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.
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 Itching… Continue Reading
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 help… Continue Reading
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 Crusting… Continue Reading
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 within… Continue Reading
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 eyelashes… Continue Reading
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. If… Continue Reading