By: Terry Graedon May 22, 2017 21 Comments
    Is the New Drug Xiidra Good for Dry Eye Relief?

    Dry eyes can make life miserable. The eyes feel as though there were sand in them, and they tire easily. People may complain of blurred vision. Until recently, the first-line treatment for dry eyes w…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2017 3 Comments
    Can Frequent Blinking Overcome Dry Eyes?

    Dry eyes are a serious concern because they can cause pain and affect a person's quality of life (Benitez-Del-Castillo et al, The Ocular Surface, April 2017). There are artificial tears and other eye …

    By: Joe Graedon February 9, 2017 5 Comments
    Can You Trust Your Electronic Medical Record?

    There was a time when doctors had lots of time to listen. They weren't as rushed as they are today. They asked lots of questions, wrote notes in your paper chart and then took time after the interacti…

    By: Joe Graedon January 9, 2017 36 Comments
    How Good Is Restasis for Dry Eyes If It Causes B…

    If you watch television chances are pretty good that you have seen commercials for Restasis for Dry Eyes. In one you are asked: "Do you use artificial tears often?" In another you are told by the beau…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2016 7 Comments
    What Can You Do to Relieve Dry Eyes?

    Peter J. McDonnell, MD, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He is professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In this bonus interview, he explains what we ca…

    By: Joe Graedon September 14, 2015 7 Comments
    Drug for Overactive Bladder Linked to Dry Eyes

    Patients often feel privileged to get a prescription for a brand new drug, especially if the doctor is enthusiastic about its promise. Too often, though, new drugs have downsides that are not yet well…

    By: Joe Graedon October 31, 2013 47 Comments
    Losartan Side Effects & Unbearable Dry Eyes

    Q. I was on losartan for a total of 2 months and for 7 weeks of that time, I was miserable with extremely dry eyes.  I was on it for so long because my Dr. didn't believe the Losartan was causing the…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2013 11 Comments
    Dry Eye Victims Need to Blink

    Blinking is like breathing. You do both without thinking thousands of times each day. As long as everything is going well you won't even notice when you blink. You also won't be aware if you forget to…

    By: Joe Graedon July 15, 2013 37 Comments
    Drugs That Can Cause Dry Eyes

    It may seem like a minor annoyance to someone who doesn't experience this symptom. But just ask anyone who suffers from dry eyes what it feels like and you will hear some serious woe and misery. Imagi…