DRY EYE – WHAT IS IT? PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, RISKS & COMPLICATIONS, TESTS AND TREATMENTS | Dry Eyes is a condition in which there are not enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eyes. Other names for dry eye include aqueous tear deficiency, dry eye syndrome, dysfunctional tear syndrome, evaporative tear deficiency, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), lacrimal keratoconjunctivitis, and LASIK-induced neurotrophic epitheliopathy.
Eye Care Tip: Dry eye can be associated with aging, poor eye lid closure, scarring from previous injury and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome. If you experience symptoms of dry eye on a consistent basis, visit your eye doctor to see which treatment is best for you. (Eye care tips and facts of the day are for informational purposes only.They are not intended to provide medical advice)