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What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. It may be due to inadequate quantity of tears or poor quality of tears.
You may commonly experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a long hours.
What is the cause of Dry Eye disorder?
Dry eye disorder is caused by a lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. It leads to many other problems like irritation and sometimes even scarring of eyes.
Other causes of dry eyes disorder include:
- Side effects of medications
- Some underlying eye conditions like diabetes or an immune system disorder
- Specific environments where our eyes are exposed to dust, smoke or other harmful pollutants
- Eye surgery
- Prolonged use of contact lenses
- Digital eye strain
At Tewari Eye Centre, we have experience of treating dry eye since many years. Learning from their experience, our specialists now strongly recommend treatment for severe dry eye due to MGD(Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
Dry Eye Treatments
Medical Management Of Eyedrops
Eye drops used for treatment of dry eye are tear supplements and ointments which have to be used repeatedly sometimes even more than 6-8 times a day making it uncomfortable to use and leading to high non compliance. The tear supplements usually provide only temporary symptomatic relief and not a cure. For mild to moderate dry eye symptoms, these might be enough if you are compliant.
Frequently Asked Questions
- You can do your bit for dry eye syndrome treatment by following common tips:
- Stay clear of the environment that may induce dry eyes. Avoid areas which might be abundant in dust, smoke, or wind.
- Use eye drops or ointments to ensure that your eyes stay lubricated.
- See your doctor if severe symptoms of dry eyes show up. Some of the serious symptoms include:
- Pain is more than mild irritation.
- Dry Mouth
- Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
- Continued dryness even after taking preventive steps and precautions
Although dry eyes disorders are multifactorial, still some diseases can cause this eye condition, like:
- Collagen vascular diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Congenital eye problem
Aqueous Tear -Deficient Dry Eye The eyes’ lacrimal glands fail to produce enough of the middle aqueous layer of tears, resulting in low tear production. Evaporative Dry Eye The eyes’ meibomian glands don’t produce a strong outer lipid layer of tears, resulting in tears that evaporate too quickly.