Do you sometimes feel dryness in your eyes? Does it feel like you have a stinging sensation, or feel scratchy? Maybe you are suffering from dry eye syndrome. This problem generally occurs when the tear glands doesn’t produce the required quantity or quality of tears. This syndrome is due to chronic lack of moisture in the eye. This may weaken vision and can even lead to eye infections if not cured.
Tears play the role of a protective layer and keep the eyes moist and clean. It provides them with essential nutrients, and washing away dust and other particles. If right quality of tears are not produces than it may result in this syndrome. It has some other names like keratitis sicca, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, xerophthalmia.
At ICare Doctors of Optometry, we can help you in detecting dry eye syndrome or other eye diseases through comprehensive eye exams. We also recommend keep routine eye exams to detect the eyes disease before the things getting worse.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
As you may guess from the name, this syndrome makes the eyes feel dry, scratchy, and gritty. The symptoms may differ from one person to another. Some common symptoms for the dry eye syndrome are as follow:
Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome
Some common causes of dry eye syndrome include the following:
Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome:
The most common treatments for dry eye syndrome include: