Dry eye is a very common problem that affects millions of people. It results from an imbalance in the quality or quantity of tears bathing the eye. Dry eye is often a normal part of the aging process and occurs more frequently in women due to hormonal changes.
The severity and symptoms of dry eye vary from person to person. Most people who suffer from dry eye notice irritation of the eye typically described as a foreign body, scratchy, or burning sensation. They may also experience redness, sensitivity burning sensation. They may also experience redness, sensitivity to light, contact lens intolerance, and decreased vision. Tearing is very common because the eyes are producing excess tears to keep the surface wet.
Blog: courtesy of our guest blogger and opthalmologist, Dr. Neil Friedman.
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