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Anyone who experiences the symptoms of dry eye is familiar with dryness, discomfort, burning, UGG Maylin light sensitivity and even watering that can mark the presence of dry eye disease. But, did you know that dry eye problems and disease can impact visual function? Researchers reporting in Cornea compared visual function using reading tests including the Radner Reading Test, bns gold the International Reading Speed Texts [IReST], and the Wilkins Reading Test and studied cognitive function, nike air max classic bw fatigue, dry eye symptoms, reading acuity, reading rate and blink rate. The results showed significantly lower reading rates in all reading tests in patients with dry eye and a significantly increased fatigue level when reading in dry eye patients.

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At one time or another almost all of us has experienced red, itchy, runny or sticky eyes and have wondered whether it’s a symptom of allergies or dry eyes or a more serious condition, such as an eye infection. new balance avis louboutin chaussures To help you be a more knowledgeable participant in your care we have provided some useful facts and information.

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About Allergies & Dry Eyes

Symptoms of Allergies or Dry Eyes

  • If you work at a computer for an extended time or have allergies to products or airborne substances, you may experience dry, red or irritated eyes.
  • Generally allergies and dry eyes affects both eyes.
  • Treatment options usually include resting your eyes or using an over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, as recommended by your eye doctor.

About Eye Infections

Symptoms of Eye Infections

  • Frequently occurs when bacteria, fungi or viruses attack any part of your eye, including the surface, membrane lining of the outer eye and inner eyelid, interior portions or the soft tissue of the eyelid.
  • Infections inside the eye or in the soft tissue of the eyelid are the most dangerous and if left untreated, the condition may spread throughout the eye.
  • Symptoms usually include redness, pain, discharge, watering and sensitivity to light; usually occurs only in one eye; if symptoms are detected, immediately contact your eye doctor for an evaluation

Types of Eye Infections

  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)-A common infection that is highly contagious.
  • Viral Keratitis-Can be simply related to a respiratory virus or cold or more serious such as Ocular Herpes that occurs when exposed to the Herpes Simplex Virus.
  • Fungal Keratitis-A fungus commonly found in organic matter such as soil, leaves or branches of a tree.
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis-A parasite that attacks the eye more often in individuals wearing contact lenses and swimming in pools, lakes, ponds, hot tubs or streams who are at increased risk for contracting this infection.
  • Trachoma-Usually found in underdeveloped countries. baskets new balance pas cher timberland pas cher Typically infects the inner eyelid along with eyelashes touching the area can infect the cornea and cause permanent blindness.
  • Endophthalmitis-Occurs with a penetrating eye injury or complication following eye surgery and if left untreated, may lead to blindness.

Preventing Eye Infections

  • If you experience symptoms associated with an eye infection, contact The Eye Clinic of Texas immediately. ugg australia new balance 2017 Prompt treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of permanent blindness.
  • To avoid eye infections, wash your hands throughout the day, especially if you are near an individual with a red eye or other signs of infection. fjallraven kanken adidas tubular shadow Contact lens wearers should follow care and handling instructions provided by their eye doctor.

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Dry eyes and help for dry eye problems sometimes requires multiple approaches to make patients comfortable and preserve the health of their eye surface and maintain vision. ugg australia classic asics tiger Recently, the role of diet supplements was studied to see if they could be a helpful part of the treatment plan.

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Research on Dry Eye Help with Diet Supplements

According to researchers reporting in Clinical Ophthalmology taking dietary supplements that contain a combination of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants can be helpful in the treatment of dry eye symptoms. Fjallraven Kanken NO.2 new balance homme A study was conducted to understand the effectiveness and tolerability of dietary supplements containing a combination of omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants for help for dry eye symptoms and complaints. nike air max femme pas cher ugg boots bailey The researchers wanted to know if the dry eye diet supplements helped scratchy and stinging sensation in the eyes, eye redness, grittiness, painful eyes, tired eyes, grating sensation, and blurry vision. Rucksäcke von Fjällräven ugg soldes 2017 After 12 weeks of taking the supplements all individual symptoms improved significantly from an average rating of 11.9 to 6.8 after treatment indicating that dietary supplementation with a combination of omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants was an effective treatment for dry eye.

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Houston Cataract Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. asics gel lyte 3 Soldes 2017 Asics noted, “Developing a dry eye after cataract surgery is actually pretty common. nike air max flyknit nike air max 2017 soldes We like to make sure that patients of cataract age and having cataract surgery know a little bit about dry eye as this is a somewhat temporary condition they may experience.” Cataract Surgeon Dr. ugg boots bailey Louboutin Pas Cher Da-Thuy Van commented, ”The incidence of mild to moderate dry eye in a cataract aged population prior to cataract surgery-and exacerbated by cataract surgery makes dry eye a rather common complaint among this group of patients at the Eye Clinic of Texas.”

According to the Prospective Health Assessment of Cataract Patients Ocular Surface (PHACO) Study some 60-75% of a cataract aged population had a meaningful deficiency in their tear film testing. Mochilas Kanken No.2 bottes ugg pas cher Although cataract surgery is quite friendly to the cornea, it does require an incision which has the potential to temporarily interrupt corneal nerves responsible for reflex tearing and tear film integrity as well. This along with some of the solutions used during the cataract procedure can indeed result in a dry eye.

Symptoms of Dry Eye after Cataract Surgery

Thee symptoms one might experience could include fluctuations of vision, dryness, grittiness, tearing, burning and a general tiredness as well as an overall sandy feeling. nike air max soldes The good news is that for the vast majority of patients with dry eye there are many helpful treatment options that include specialized artificial tear lubricants and solutions, tiny punctal plugs to help you retain tears and prescription medication that stimulates production of your own tears. In addition there are more technological approaches such as lasers and other methods to treating underlying blepharitis, eyelid gland problems or eyelid inflammation that can contribute to dry eye as well.

If you or someone you know has a question about dry eyes after cataract surgery call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.