Dry eye syndrome is also referred to as the dry eye disease, which is also referred to as keratoconjunctivitis and sicca. It is a rather common condition where your eyes are unable to make enough tears. In some cases, these tears tend to evaporate much faster and thus make eyes red, itchy and also swollen.
HOW IS DRY EYE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists diagnose dry eye syndrome based on your symptoms. They will ask you many questions about your symptoms for confirming diagnosis. They may also look for specific diseases that cause dry eyes
HOW IS DRY EYE SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment of dry eye syndrome aims at providing artificial lubrication to your eyes. Artificial tear drops or ointments provide relief from dryness. Temporary punctal occlusion is another treatment method. Lipiflow is a device used to activate the blocked glands for secretion of tears. Other medications and nutritional changes also provide relief from symptoms
DID YOU KNOW?
Side effects of certain drugs also cause dry eye syndrome