DRY EYES 2018-03-14T09:10:56+00:00

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WHAT IS DRY EYE SYNDROME?

So many people suffer from this syndrome without knowing that it is an actual progressive disease. Without treatment or proper medication, it can worsen over time. This disease is a condition in which there are insufficient tears in the eyes to nourish, sustain and help lubricate them. Patients with dry eye have a very poor quality of tears or they do not even have enough to sustain the eyes.

How do I know?

If you have any of the following symptoms in any of your eyes:

  • Gritty eyes

  • Irritation

  • Burning

  • Stinging

  • Tiredness, eye fatigue

  • Itchy eyes

  • Pain and redness

  • Heavy eyelids

  • Episodes of blurry vision

  • Inability to cry when stressed emotionally

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What causes it?

There are many different causes of this syndrome, although eighty percent (80%) of the cases are due to blocked oil glands in the eye lids, which leads to the shrinkage of oil glands. Other causes include:

  • Insufficient tears

  • Gender: research shows that almost sixty percent (60%) of patients are women. In some cases this can be due to hormonal changes, which can be caused by medications, pregnancy and menopause.

  • Smoking

  • Ageing: Most people over the age fifty to sixty-five (50-65) years’ experience Dry Eyes symptoms.

  • Environment: exposure to wind; dry air or dry climates can evaporate the tears. Directing car heaters, air conditioners, fans and hair dryers also evaporate your tears.

  • Drugs: Some kind of medications can cause the symptoms, like antidepressants, decongestants and blood pressure medications.

  • Health conditions: Health conditions like immune system disorders (such as Sjogren’s disease), and arthritis.

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Dry Eye Clinic

Our clinical expertise and experience enables us to offer you a personalised management and treatment plan customised to your particular type and severity of dry eye.

The aim of our specialist dry eye clinic is to evaluate your tear film with regards to quality and quantity, lid margin health and tear producing glands, to understand why you have dry eye and how best to alleviate your symptoms using the latest and most appropriate treatments available.

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