on Dry Eye Condition and Treatment
Eye, don’t you just love that commercial where the little
wobbly duck, yaks “Dry eye.” It is a cute commercial,
but the fact is dry eye is not cute, it is an uncomfortable condition
of the eye’s “tear film.” Dry eye can cause
damage to the eye’s surface, gradually taking away one’s
vision, especially if the condition is not treated. The many dangers
potentially caused from dry eye are often overlooked. Many people
will use over-the-counter medications to treat dry eye believing
it is a simple problem. Often dry eye causes irritation, which
makes the patient feel uncomfortable. Eye drops usually help to
relieve the irritation.
Most people think that dry eye is an uncomfortable problem that
will go away, but when left untreated, dry eye can cause major
vision problems, such as blindness. Dry eye is a common problem.
More women however suffer from dry eye than men. Some of the causes
of dry eye include medications, aging, climbing in high areas,
and so forth.
Certain activities, environment, medications, disease, or medical
conditions can cause dry eye as well. The environment effects
are usually caused from:
4. Air Conditioner
5. Low Humidity
Dry eye can be caused from certain activities, such as:
working conditions, such as sewing, reading, etc
3. Up close
exaggerated hours, long hours, and being too close to your
Medications can cause dry eye:
3. Acne Medications
Medical changes and conditions can cause dry eye:
Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other autoimmune
diseases can cause dry eye
blepharitis, or other eyelid inflammatory conditions can cause
the autoimmune disease, Sjogren attacks the body’s ability
to produce moisture from the glands, dry mouth and dry eye is
and Symptoms –
Dry eye symptoms and treatment is available. The symptoms common
with dry eye include:
redness of the eyes
Doctors will often prescribe superficial tears to treat dry eye.
The eye drops used can help reduce dry eye symptoms, such as redness.
Anti-inflammatory medications are used to fight infections or
other inflamed eye conditions. Plugs are given to patients with
severe inflammatory problems to slow down tear drainage and to
help fight infections.
In most instances a person will not go blind as a result of dry
eye. Yet dry eye can cause severe damage to the eye’s surface,
which increases the risk of inflammatory (Infections) of the eye.
Infections of course can lead to blindness. Your quality of life
and ability to see will flounder from poor or no vision. More
problems develop from the stress.
Dry eye is not cute, it is a condition of the eye that is treatable
and should be treated immediately. Eye drops from over-the-counter
is good, but you should speak with your ophthalmologist before
choosing your brands, since not every brand is suitable for everyone.
If you have a long-term condition, it should be treated by a professional.
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