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Question:
My eyes hurt at night when I close them to sleep and then try to open them. This has been going on for a few weeks. Should I see a doctor?

Answer:
This may be dry eyes and you can try over the counter dry eye drops to see if it relieves the symptom. I prefer drops that do not contain preservatives (preservative free) for this purpose. If your symptoms persist or worsen then a full exam is required by an Eye M.D.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Jun 20, 2013

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