Dry eye is a condition where the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to be healthy or comfortable.
Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye: is a disorder in which the lacrimal glands fail to produce enough of the watery component of tears to maintain a healthy eye surface.
Evaporative dry eye: may result from inflammation of the meibomian glands, also located in the eyelids.
A burning sensation is the most common symptom of Dry Eye Syndrome.
Uncomfortable feeling of having sand in your eyes. If you have that gritty, irritated sensation over time, you may be suffering from dry eye.
Constant eye pain, especially when moving your eyes or gently pushing on your eyes.
Episodes of blurred vision can happen with dry eyes.
People with dry eyes may not produce enough tears to keep eyes moist and lubricated.This creates discomfort when they wear contact lenses.
Dry eye can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period of time.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but when the ocular surface is very dry it will overproduce the watery component of the tears as a protective mechanism.
It occurs because a dry ocular surface has more irregularities than a healthy surface. These irregularities scatter light entering the eye. This scattered light can cause significant discomfort.
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