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?
Ophthalmologists diagnose dry eyes through a detailed questionnaire about your symptoms. They may also check your medical history for determining of any specific disease is causing dry eyes.
HOW IS DRY EYES TREATED?
The treatment for this condition usually includes the prescription of drugs like antibiotics to reduce the inflammation of the eyelids due to infection. Eye drops to treat the corneal inflammation may also be used in such cases, along with eye inserts for artificial tear production. Tear stimulating medication can also help.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated properly, dry eyes can lead to inflammation of the cornea which is a potential vision threat.