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Cancer Appointments Within 48 Hours

Our Oncology Access Center team members will schedule your initial comprehensive appointment with a Duke Oncology provider. Learn more.

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When to See Your Doctor for Dry Eye

Dry eye -- also called dry eye syndrome or dry eye disease -- is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears or produce tears that evaporate too quickly. Symptoms of dry eye range from mild discomfort to blurry vision and extreme eye irritation. Often dry eye can be managed with over-the-counter treatments, but if symptoms are severe or do not get better, it’s best to see an eye doctor. Here, Kourtney Houser MD, a corneal specialist at Duke Health, answers common questions about dry eye and provides advice on when to see a doctor.

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