Dry Eye Diseases
The following symptoms may be indicative of dry eye disease: redness, burning, itching, foreign body sensation, light sensitivity, watering or tired eyes, decreased contact lens comfort, dry throat or mouth, arthritis or joint pain.
If left untreated, these symptoms will most likely intensify and make daily life unpleasant while also interfering with vision.
There are many causes of dry eye disease, which explains why millions are affected. The most common contributors include:
Treatment consists of identifying any contributing factors that are listed above and targeted therapy.
Punctal occluders help to hold tears in the eye for a longer duration. Tear supplements/ointments are useful for inadequate tear production and evaporative loss.