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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dry eyes and Menopause

Is there a problem with having dry eyes with menopause?

It is first to be understood as to what causes dry eyes and it beingDry eye connected to menopause. Simply put it is an imbalance of tear-flow system of the eyes. It can be caused by a situation that dry out the tear film. Your environments can cause dry eye such as the heat or air conditioning. It is also a natural aging process especially going through menopause. Various medications with  side effects that can cause dry eye such as an antihistamines and forms of birth control.
When it comes to menopause dry eye is a common problem. As you are at the mid age range of 45, the lenses will harden. When this happens there is a problem with your vision. Of course, with menopause having a strong effect on your hormones this is a main reason for the problems with your eyesight.

Here are the common symptoms of dry eye: 

  • Dry or gritty sensation in the eye
  • Itching and irritation
  • Sore and eye fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Red eyes
If you are experiencing extreme and chronic dry eye problems with your menopause, you must visit your doctor immediately so that he or she will recommend the best treatment for your condition or even to an eye doctor.

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Thank you for reading and visiting.  You can see clearly with dry eyes and menopause when you take proper care of the problem.
Ann Moses
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