Category: Eye Care

New Cause of Dry Eyes Discovered?

Researchers at the University of Arizona recently discovered a previously unknown potential cause of dry eye disease that happened unexpectedly. The research was conducted at the Arizona Health Sciences Center’s UA Steele Children’s Research Center related to a specific protein called NHE8. In medical terminology, NHE8 is a sodium/hydrogen exchanger protein. In simpler terms, there is an important role NHE8 plays in transporting sodium and electrolytes through the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

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Can Menopause Cause Dry Eyes?

The onset of menopause is inevitable for every woman at some point, along with the moodiness, hot flashes and night sweats that comes with it. Menopause means the hormones are out of balance. And when the hormones are out of balance it can cause another type of discomfort: dry eyes. Read More

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Dry Eyes and Eye Makeup

Did you know that eye makeup can aggravate dry eye symptoms? Considering that women are more prone to dry eye disease, and most women wear eye makeup every day, what do you do? It's really a matter of what type and how you apply eye makeup that can make the difference. Makeup can be a hassle. If you suffer from dry eyes, we’ve included a few tips here that can help you keep it from being a downright irritation. Literally. Read More

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Texas a Top Dry Eye Hot Spot

According to the National Women’s Health Resource Center, if you live in Lubbock, El Paso, Midland-Odessa, Dallas-Fort Worth, or Amarillo you live in a “dry eye hot spot.” These five Texas cities ranked in the top 20 of the top 100 Dry Eye Hot Spots in the U.S.* The only other top 20 state with multiple cities was Arizona with two (Phoenix and Tucson). Although this list came out in 2006 the results would likely be the same for 2015. Why? It was based on factors that included temperature, humidity, wind, altitude, pollutants and ocular allergens. With exception of pollutants, these factors are indigenous to a particular region. And pollutants have likely risen with more and more people moving to the Lone Star state each year. Read More

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LASIK and Dry Eye Disease

At Dry Eye Institutes of America™ our goal is to help our Dallas/Fort Worth dry eye patients live as symptom-free as possible, regardless of the cause. This includes providing useful information to our patients and public about various dry eye issues. One cause we’d like to discuss here is the connection between dry eyes and LASIK. Read More

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