I was tired of my eyes blurring on me due to the fact I kept rubbing them and having burning sensation in them. My eyes would start stinging then I would go to bathroom and look in the mirror and see gooey stuff on the pupils and in the ducts. If this sounds like you, then you may have dry eyes. also known as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca.
This basically happens when we have any hormonal changes or certain medicines can cause it as well. Diabetes and lupus and other medicines for high blood pressure can cause dry eyes. I started noticing my eyes were getting really bad after I started taking my blood pressure medication and any antidepressants will cause it too.
This basically occurs because our tear glands are not producing any fluid or there may be a blockage. If you don’t have enough of either water or oil or even mucus then you may get dry eyes.
The first thing you may want to try before going to your doctor, is just to see if this helps. This is the artificial tears you can buy over the counter at many drug stores and local chain stores like Walmart or Target. If this does not help you will want to visit with your eye doctor to see what other alternatives there is.
Some people according to Health Wellness Magazine March’s addition page 49, think that they might be able to try decongestant eye drops, but these do not work. You may also want to try cortisone drops for this has been known to help many.
According to an article on http://ift.tt/1F5U2FV, temporary punctal occlusion, is a procedure where the doctor will temporarily close the ducts that drain your tears from your eyes. They try this to see if permanent plugs will help you.
Also on this web link above, you’ll find further information regarding a prescription eye drop that was FDA approved that may be considered by your doctor, and also steroids, and lastly surgery.
I’ve been personally able to limit my redness and burning of my eyes by resting them. Wearing sun glasses can help and avoiding the sandy, dusty areas as well. I try to avoid sitting at my computer all the time and limit this time because it has seemed to have made my eyes dry out even more when I’m on line a bit.
To learn more about how to relieve your dry eyes or when to contact a doctor then log onto www.medinenet.com Or get more information on line at eyecaresource.com to help with figuring out the culprit that may be causing your dry eyes.
Author: Candus Poyner
Health Wellness Magazine ( March issue 2009)
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