Tears help to moisten and lubricate the eyes which aids in proper vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, oils, mucus, antibodies and certain types of special proteins. When the proper production of tears is hampered an individual could experience dry eyes. Dry eyes could be a result of the natural aging processes, certain diseases and medications or if there are any problems with the eye or eyelids.
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?
Ophthalmology is perhaps one of the best available solutions. However, there are treatment options available in homeopathy and ayurveda too, which includes preventive measures. In most cases, doctors prescribe eye drops along with other forms of lubricants to control and curb the problem. Also, there are some other antibacterial drops given for reducing the irritation and preventing infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
The use of special contact lens can also help in preventing dry eyes.