Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome, which is also known as keratoconjunctivitis

Is a condition where the eyes do not make enough tears or they are evaporated too quickly. Different genetic conditions can affect your tear performance. Autoimmune conditions can reduce this lipid layer. Hormonal issues can affect the mucus layer. Epiphora watery eyes can be as a result in the reduction of the two more vascular layers.

The tears are a thin, moist film of fluid covering the exposed ocular surface. Necessary for the health and normal function of the eye and visual system, any abnormality in composition may lead to signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. External eye exams preformed by the optician can help determine cause and reason for dry eye conditions from poor drainage to meibomian gland dysfunction.

Mild to moderate cases of dry eye syndrome can usually successfully be treated using eye drops that contain artificial tears, it is liquid that is designed to mimic the properties of tears. There are many different types of eye drops and can be purchased over the counter at EyeContact Opticians.

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