Dry Eye Management

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Do your eyes frequently feel irritated, scratchy, or burning? Does it feel like you have an eyelash in your eye, but when you check, there’s nothing there? If you said yes to any of these questions, you might have Dry Eye Syndrome.

Dry Eye Syndrome (medically referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS) affects millions of people throughout the world and is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek eye care. It’s caused by an inadequate amount of tears, or by a poor quality of tears. This is why excess watering and blurred vision can also be a symptom of DES.

It’s not that serious, though, right?

It can be. Dry Eye Syndrome can cause inflammation, and in some cases, scarring of the surface of the eye. It can make simple visual tasks, like reading, watching TV, or working on a computer difficult or even painful.

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