What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye, also known as ocular surface disease, is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough lubrication. Fatty oils, water, and mucus create a complex mixture that helps to maintain a healthy surface for your eyes to provide you with clear vision.
The cause of dry eyes can be varied. Tear production may decrease as a result of the natural aging process, hormonal changes, environmental conditions, inflammation, medication, and other medical conditions.
Common symptoms of dry eyes include:
Contact lens intolerance
Sensitivity to light
Stinging or burning sensation
Treatment will vary based on the severity and results of your examination. Most moderate to mild cases can be relieved with medicated eye drops or artificial tears.
For more chronic to severe cases, we may recommend alternative treatment options as well – your doctor can walk through these treatment options with you.
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