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Dry eyes

Why do my eyes feel dry? Causes, symptoms, treatments.

Dry Eye Syndrome, otherwise simply known as 'dry eyes', is a common complaint today as a result of air conditioning, contact lenses or staring at a computer for too long. Morag Lindsay, our eye health advisor, explores the causes, additional symptoms and treatments of dry eyes.

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  • Mrs C Turner's photo avatar
    Mrs C Turner — 17.04.2017 14:41
    I sometimes shed tears (like crying), since I had cataracts removed. What is the cause?

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      Morag — 18.04.2017 17:02
      Hello, I would let the consultant or optician know to check if symptoms are related to your operation or not. In the meantime, have a look at A Vogel Eye drops to help watery eyes.

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    Margaret Gale — 01.04.2017 10:22
    I did go to the doctor as I couldn't open my eyes in a morning, prescribed optive, no better, hylo bit better but using it more than 4times a day

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      Morag — 18.04.2017 17:02
      Hi Margaret, Sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time. Have a look at the Euphrasia Eyebright tincture to be taken internally, 20 drops, in a dash of water to help if your condition is caused by a bacterial or viral infection.The A Vogel Eye Drops may help soothe any irritation or dryness and both could be taken together.

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