What is Dry Eye?
Dry eyes syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.
In addition to being called dry eye syndrome, dry eye disease, or simply "dry eye" alternative medical terms used to describe dry eyes include:
Keratitis sicca. Generally used to describe dryness and inflammation of the cornea.
Keratoconjunctivitis siccs. used to describe dry eye that affects both the cornea and the conjunctiva.
Dysfunctional tear syndrome. used to emphasize that inadequate quality of tears can be just as important as inadequate quantity
Dry Eye Symptoms
Symptoms of dry eyes and dry eye syndrome include:
Treatment of Dry Eye
There are many treatments that can help eliminate dry eye, the most important of which is the use of moisturizing eye drops, which should be used on daily bases throughout the day
In cases of Dacryocystorhinostomy, Blocked Tear Duct is enlarged by a simple procedure whereby the tear duct is widened, the clot is opened, which prevents the production of tears and moisturizing the eye.
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