Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

 What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians over 10 million Americans suffer from dry eyes, and more than 4 million of those have debilitating Dry Eye Syndrome. Some people do not produce tears to keep the eye comfortable. Tears are produced by two different methods. One method produces tears at a slow steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication.  Please review the video below for a thorough description of dry eye syndrome:

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What are the symptoms of dry eye?

  • Scratchiness
  • Stinging or burning eyes
  • Stringy mucus around the eyes
  • Excess Tearing
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Eye irritation from smoke or wind

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Syndrome has no cure, but its symptoms can be treated. Over-the-counter artificial tears that lubricate the eye are often the first choice depending on the severity. Thick gels and ointments are sometimes used at night to help lubricate the eye during sleep and treat the irritation. Review the following video for an overview of treatments for Dry Eyes.