Dry Eye disease is a common condition which affects millions of people each year. This is a progressive condition where the eye’s ability to produce healthy lubricating tears is reduced. Subsequently, dry eye may lead to potential cornea scarring and other serious eye damage.
Dry Eye may seem counter intuitive to those who experience excessive watering or tearing of the eyes. In other words, it’s a common misconception that if your eyes water, you could not have dry eye. However, watering of the eyes is a symptom of dry eye. This occurs because the eye’s lipid layers try to compensate for dryness by producing tears which often roll down your cheek.
There are many causes of dry eye, which may include arid conditions (dry, windy weather), extensive computer use, aging, certain medications and surgery. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have Dry Eye:
Dry Eye is a treatable condition, which can be easily diagnosed by your Kansas City eye doctor at Discover Vision Centers. Options to treat Dry Eye include:
Dry Eye syndrome is an uncomfortable and often painful condition, but it can be easily managed by your eye doctor. If you think you may have Dry Eye syndrome call 816.478.1230 to make an appointment. To schedule your appointment online, please click below.
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