Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated by eye specialists. Dry eyes occur increasingly with advancing age and is caused by the deteriorating quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes. Severe dry eye can be associated with underlying medical conditions and certain medications.
Typical symptoms include:
- A gritty feeling
- Feeling like there’s something in your eye
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
Sometimes, dry eyes create too many tears. Instinctively, your body sends a flood of tears to try to compensate for the dryness, but these tears are mostly water: they can wash debris away, but can’t coat your eye’s surface.