Dry eye-related discomfort is one of the most frequent complaints heard by an ophthalmologist. Dry eye symptoms are varied and the list below is by no means all-inclusive, but patients suffering from dry eye usually experience some of the following symptoms.
- Dryness, redness, scratchiness, blurred vision, stinging sensation
- light sensitivity, excess mucus, burning sensation
- excess watering / tearing, foreign body sensation
- sandy / gritty sensation, contact lens intolerance
Dry eye syndrome often referred to as keratitis sicca or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is caused by insufficient and/or poor tear quality. If you want to know more about Dry eye disease then you can search for various online sources.
Dry eye syndrome is a medical condition that is not covered by insurance vision, but diagnosis and treatment are covered by major medical insurance in the same way that red eyes and sore throat are covered.
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There are three main components of human tears. Most human tears produced by the lacrimal gland. Oily components of tears produced by the meibomian glands and the third component, goblet cells, making all of the components mixed.
When one part of this mixture becomes unbalanced, the patient becomes symptomatic. There are many reasons why these glands can not do their part.
Tear production is insufficient and / or poor tear quality is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome. Inflammation of the lacrimal gland is the most common cause of tear volume is not enough.
meibomian gland dysfunction, inflammation of the glands in the eyelid margin, contributing to poor tear quality. Drugs often cause eye dryness.
The drugs that most often cause dry eyes are antihistamines, oral contraceptives and decongestants. Hormonal changes also contribute fairly and poor tear quality.