Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) refers to a condition in which lower production of tears results in dryness of the eyes. Some of the causes of this condition are hormonal imbalances, reaction to certain medicines, pregnancy, skin diseases around the eye, exposure to a dry climate or medical diseases such as diabetes and thyroid. A person affected by this condition should maintain good hygiene by regularly cleaning the eyelids in order to kill the bacteria that could have set in.
HOW IS DRY EYE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms of dry eyes include a stringy discharge from the eyes, a burning sensation in the eye and heavy eyelids.