There might be another cost associated with children using smartphones besides a large monthly bill from the phone company: It could be causing kids to develop dry eye disease at an early age. That's the finding of a new study published in this month's issue of Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Slow, deep breathing may help to restore autonomic control, improving the flow of tears, they said. The technique involves slowly inhaling air through the nose, causing the abdomen to rise instead of the chest. After a short pause, air is slowly exhaled.
If you regularly wake in the morning with red, irritated eyes encrusted by those pesky "sleep boogers," first ask yourself this question: "Was I out partying until 3 a.m. again?" If you don't remember, then perhaps you were. But if the answer is unequivocally "no," then you might be suffering from dry eyes.
The Dry Eye Zone is a resource center for people with severe or chronic dry eye who are looking for relief and treatment of dry eye resulting from systemic diseases (Sjogrens, RA, lupus, cGVHD, Stevens Johnson, thyroid disease, Bell's palsy), eye conditions (meibomian gland disease, blepharitis, ocular rosacea, corneal dystrophies), elective surgeries (LASIK, PRK, blepharoplasty), eyelid conditions (lagophthalmos, ptosis) medically necessary surgeries, drug side effects (antihistamines, diuretics, beta blockers), eye injuries and burns, chemotherapy and radiation, aging, menopause, or any others of the many causes of dry eye.
Dry eye can cause intense pain. For most people who have dry eyes, including most people who experience severe pain, the standard treatments typically recommended by eye doctors provide relief. Some people, however, have tried artificial lubricants, eyelid treatments, and punctal occlusion and yet continue to experience incapacitating pain. The purpose of this Web site is to provide information that might be useful to people for whom the standard treatments are inadequate.
Dry eye symptoms may appear suddenly or gradually, and can last for hours or days. Although there is no cure for dry eye syndrome, there are things you can do to treat or relieve the symptoms.
Dry Eye is a condition caused by changes in the quantity or quality of your tears. Tears are composed of three main layers that work together to keep your eyes comfortable and protected. If anything affects the balance of these elements, your tears will evaporate too quickly, causing your eyes to feel dry and irritated.
This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about dry eye. An eye care professional who has examined the patient's eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions.
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