Dry Eye Management
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a disease of the tears and surface of the eye. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears do not have the right composition. Dry eye is very common in our population and the prevalence increases with age as tear production slows, changing the composition of the tears. Common causes of DES include: medications, hormones, medical conditions, seasonal allergies, environmental conditions such as poor air quality, low humidity, AC, infrequent blinking from extended periods on computer screens, tablets, TV, and long-term contact lens wear. The symptoms of DES are: burning, red eyes, dry, gritty sensation, itch, eye pain, irritation, stringy eye discharge, blurred vision, light sensitivity, eye fatigue or heavy eyelids, discomfort with contact lens wear.