WHAT IS DRY EYE SYNDROME?
Dry Eye is a medical condition of the ocular surface system that affects tear production and/or drainage. It is one of the most common disorders seen in any eye doctor’s office.
Patients with Dry Eye may complain of eye stinging, burning, itching,redness, irritation or discomfort. Vision may be blurred, causing difficulty viewing a computer, watching television, or seeing clearly while driving.Left untreated, severe Dry Eye may lead to inflammation/ulceration of the cornea, Meibomian Gland disease, or other ocular complications.
In the past, this condition has often gone unrecognized and undiagnosed. Patients may have been advised to “home-treat” their uncomfortable symptoms with measures such as artificial tears,warm compresses, lid scrubs, or medicated drops. All of these remedies treat symptoms but cannot treat the problem.