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Dry eyes is one of the most common problems that affects the eyes, which is also called keratoconjunctivitis and sicca. Unlike the dry eyes syndrome, which happens recurrently or is more intense, this problem is rather temporary. It happens because of lack of tears and lubrication in the eyes, which makes them irritated and causes swelling and redness too.
HOW IS DRY EYES DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would conduct various tests such as visual acuity and the measurement of the concentration and the rate of production of tears to diagnose and treat dry eyes.
HOW IS DRY EYES TREATED?
If dry eyes are caused by any disease, then treating the disease ought to address dry eyes. Other treatment methods are:
• Artificial tear drops or ointments
• Temporary punctal occlusion
• Lipiflow for activating blocked glands
• Other medications and nutritional changes
DID YOU KNOW?
The use of special contact lens can also help in preventing dry eyes.