What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye is caused by a lack of lubricating proteins in tears or inflammation. The result is uncomfortable eyes and sometimes blurry vision. It can also lead to uncomfortable contact lens use.
What causes Dry Eye?
It can result from environmental factors, aging, and poor nutrition. Some medications and health conditions such as thyroid and immunological disease, can also bring on dry eye symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
Dry Eye is indicated by excessive tearing, and painful, itchy eyes. Light sensitivity, blurry vision, and a foreign-body sensation can also be signs of Dry Eye.
How is it diagnosed?
Tests can be performed on your tears to determine if they lack the proteins needed to properly lubricate the eye. Treatment options can also be explored to see how your eyes respond.
How can Dry Eye be treated?
- Medications – Over-the-Counter and prescription eye drops or ointments may ease the symptoms of Dry Eye.
- Punctal Occlusion – Plugs inserted into the tear ducts can stop the flow of tears allowing them to better nourish the eyes. This procedure is safe and painless and can be reversed if necessary.
- Supplements and diet – vitamin supplements and a diet rich in Omega -3 can lessen the effects of Dry Eye
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