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It may not have been obvious to fans, but there were times that actress Marisa Tomei really struggled on stage and screen. It wasn’t difficulty getting into character, forgetting lines or even mastering a Brooklyn accent. Instead Tomei was driven to distraction by the symptoms of chronic dry eye disease.
“The discomfort posed a challenge in front of the camera, on stage and while traveling,” she tells Beauty in the Bag. “It felt like there was grit in my eye, and I didn’t know what it was. I only knew it was uncomfortable all the time,” the Academy award-winning actress tells Beauty In The Bag.
Dry eye occurs when tears don’t provide adequate moisture, according to The Na
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