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?
The treatment will include the prescription of artificial tear drops and ointments as well as temporary punctal occlusion, which will seek to drain out the tear ducts. Non dissolving punctal plugs can also be used to increase the tear production levels.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dry eyes syndrome is more common in women as compared to men.