Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Disease?

 

Our ophthalmologists want you to be educated about Dry Eye Disease. Dry eye disease can be divided into two major categories: patients with poor tear production and evaporative dry eye.

Tears are a complex composition of oils, mucin, and liquids. In order for our tears to adequately lubricate the structures of our eye’s they need to have the correct saltiness (osmolality), liquid, mucin and oily component. If any of these are not in the correct proportion, we may experience symptoms of dry eye disease.

What are the symptoms?

  • Dryness

  • Grittiness or scratchiness

  • Contact lens discomfort

  • Redness

  • Fluctuating vision

  • Soreness or irritation

  • Burning or watering

  • Eye fatigue

  • Light sensitivity

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