Expert Consultation for Dry Eyes & Sinus Inflammation

Expert Consultation for Dry Eyes & Sinus Inflammation
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been experiencing difficulties with dry eyes and chronic sinus inflammation. I'm curious whether my chronic dry eyes could potentially contribute to swollen mucosal membranes in my sinus cavities. Can you offer a few insights into this?


Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Dry mucosa in various parts of the body can indeed be associated with a systemic autoimmune disease. However, it's also possible that it may simply be coincidental. In your case, the dry eyes you're experiencing might be related to hypersensitivity in your eyes, coupled with chronic sinusitis.


To provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate guidance, I would recommend a thorough examination by an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist. They can carefully assess your symptoms, conduct any necessary tests, and determine the best course of action to address your specific condition.


It's essential to address both the dry eyes and chronic sinus inflammation to ensure your overall well-being and quality of life. By consulting with an ENT specialist, you can receive personalized care tailored to your needs and potentially find relief from your symptoms.



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Dr. Omar Sowilem

Otolaryngologist / ENT

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