Dry Eye Syndrome – Care your Eyes before they get Dry
Over 300 million people worldwide suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. Many people are not aware that they are suffering from this disease. They seek the help of an Eye Doctor only when the disease get chronic. So early diagnosis is important to save our Eyes.
Dry Eyes – Signs and symptoms
During these months of lockdown, there has been a sudden increase in the incidence of dry eyes. A major reason for this is the prolonged exposure to various digital devices like Television, Laptops, Desktops, mobiles, Ipads etc.
Dry eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.
Also, patients with Diabetes, hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorders and those under medications for hypertension and other medical problems also experience dryness.
Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:
- A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
- Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye redness
- A sensation of having something in your eyes
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Difficulty with nighttime driving
- Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes
- Blurred vision or eye fatigue
Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health.
When to see a Doctor?
See your doctor if you’ve had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes.
Anil Eye Hospital has a DEDICATED DRY EYE CLINIC which conducts a comprehensive DRY EYE WORKUP.
Anil Eye Hospital is equipped with the latest technology DRY EYE TREATMENT MODALITY OF INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY (IPL) which has provided relief to hundreds of patients with symptoms of dry eyes.
For the right treatment you can contact us on the below address:
Anil Eye Hospital,
1st Floor, Krishna Smriti, Phadke Road,
(Opp. Pitre Bldg.) Dombivli (E) 421 201, Maharashtra, India
Contact – (95251) 247 4874 / 244 9295/ +91-97694 83796