WHAT IS DRY EYE CONDITION?
Dry eyes develop when there’s a problem with your natural tears. You may not produce enough tears or they may evaporate too quickly. Dry eyes also occur when your tears don’t contain the right amount of each essential component.
Tears are more than just water; they contain mucus, fatty oils, and numerous proteins, and other beneficial substances. Your tears are made up of three layers, which are collectively known as the tear film.
SYMPTOMS OF DRY EYE DISEASE
Dry eyes are almost always a serious problem because burning, itchy, sensitive eyes affect every aspect of your daily life. But dry eyes can become a truly serious condition that ultimately causes vision loss, which is why you should call us at Smart Eye Care for prompt treatment, even if your symptoms seem mild.
Causes Of Dry Eye Condition
Many different factors contribute to dry eye, from environmental issues to underlying health problems. This list includes a few of the possible causes:
When should you see your ophthalmologist?
When you have prolonged symptoms and signs of dry eyes and it affects your quality of life you should show it to a specially trained ophthamalogist.
Treatment for Dry Eyes
The way to diagnose whether you are suffering from “DRY EYES” is by doing a detailed eye examination which includes- determining the tear quality, the measurement of the tear volume & the status of the lipid gland functionality (MICHECK)
The treatment options depend on the cause:
Treatment planning of dry eye is complex as it is multifactorial and involves detailed history and the support of other ophthalmic specialties as well.