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Dry Eyes

Posted by on Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:31
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Tears aren’t just an annoying sign that you are a softer. They are an important part of your body’s defense system. The film of moisture that covers your eyeball each time you blink, or that floods your eyes when they are exposed to irritants, helps to cleanse and protect your eyes.

Tears even contain the same infection fighting cells that are found in your blood. Dry eyes are more likely to become infected, too, since any irritants or bacteria that land in the eyes tend to stay put, rather than being washed away or destroyed.

Here are some dry eyes natural cures:

Artificial tears
Choosing the right kind of drops for dry eyes is important. Stay away from those containing tetrahydrozoline, a drug that clears up redness by causing little blood vessels to constrict. The best thing is to choose over the counter eye drops that contain a mixture and saline and some type of film forming substance, such as polyvinyl alcohol or synthetic cellulose. People with severe dry eyes should also use only preservative free eye drops since preservatives can also irritate eyes.

Nightime ointments
Artificial tears and moisturizing ointments are okay to use, but if you find yourself reaching for them often, you need to see an eye doctor.

Compresses
Heat compresses helps to open clogged oil glands in the eyelids which, like tears, lubricate eyes. Some people use cool compresses and find them equally helpful. Especially during the summer time, when the heat and dust is bothering us, rinsing the face with cool water than using a cool compress relieve the dry eyes.

Stay in shade
Any kind of glasses are helpful, but the wraparound kind really work the best. In addition to wearing glasses, you can minimize eye dryness by making sure you point automobile air vents away from your eyes and keep a humidifier in your bedroom, especially during the dry winter months.

Washing more
Many people who suffer from dry eyes have crusty eyes when wake up or at other times of the day. This condition, called blepharitis, is actually an inflammation of the glands and lash follicles along the margins of the eyelids. It is through to be caused by a bacterial infection, and severe cases are treated with antibiotics. Washing the eyelids helps to keep this condition under control, and that is exactly what most of doctors recommend.

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