Dry eye syndrome is a very common condition that is characterised by a disturbance of the tear film. This abnormality may result in disruption of the ocular surface, causing a variety of symptoms and signs and interference with quality of life.
Dry eye occur when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate moisture for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t product enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may 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 few hours.
Complications of Dry Eyes:
Eye Infections. Your tears protect the surface of your eyes from infection. Without adequate tears, you may have an increased risk of eye infection.
Damage to the Surface of your Eyes. If left untreated, severe dry eyes may lead to eye inflammation, damage of the corneal surface, corneal ulcer and potentially threaten your sight.
Decreased Quality of Life. Dry eyes can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, such as reading.
Treatment for dry eyes make you more comfortable. These treatments include lifestyle changes and eye drops.