Sarah Markel, Health Writer

Sarah wrote for HealthCentral as a health writer for Psoriasis and Chronic Dry Eye.

Lifestyle Changes for Dry Eye Relief

Give the eyes a break: When people blink, the meibomian glands in the eyelids release a wave of oil onto the surface of the eye, which keeps it clean. This should happen every four seconds or so. But when the eyes are glued to a screen—whether it’s w...
Sarah Markel

Try This at Home: Remedies for Dry Eye

Many factors—hormones, health conditions, age, lifestyle and even vision correction surgery—can contribute to dry eye. Frequently, people who experience dry eye can find relief by making adjustments to their environment and day-to-day routines.
Sarah Markel

Preservatives and Dry Eye

Can artificial tears make dry eye worse? In some cases, say experts, the preservatives used in topical treatments can irritate the eye. If your artificial tears don’t seem to help, check to see if they contain any of the following common preservative...
Sarah Markel

Can Acne Rosacea Cause Dry Eye?

Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million Americans. Many people with rosacea do not realize that the skin condition associated with redness on the cheeks and nose can also affect the eyes.
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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Many people who live with dry eye syndrome say they feel as if they have sand in their eyes. Others report a gritty, burning sensation that won’t go away.
Sarah Markel