This is a common condition under which the patient may experience pain and sensitivity to light as the tears are not able to provide proper lubrication to the eyes. The main cause for this includes an imbalance in the tear system which consists of water, oils, mucus and antibodies as well as special proteins.
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?
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.