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Dry eyes are a common condition, usually, a result of lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. The symptoms are constant eye irritation, inflammation and in more serious cases, scarring of the front surface of the eye. Medical terms of dry eyes are Keratitis sicca, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or Dysfunctional tear syndrome

Symptoms
  • Burning sensation sometimes accompanied by eye pain
  • Itchy, tired, heavy or sore/red eyes
  • Dryness sensation
  • Photophobia (light sensitivity)
  • Blurred vision
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Causes of dry eyes
  • Prolonged usage of computers
  • Regular use of Contact lenses
  • Aging
  • Menopause
  • Frequent flying
  • Smoking
  • Certain Health conditions
  • Medications
Prevention

A number of treatment options are available for the treatment of Dry Eyes. In a vast majority of cases, routine use of artificial tears and minor behavioural modifications viz. taking frequent breaks during prolonged computer use can significantly reduce dry eye symptoms. In more severe cases Dr Himanshu Mehta might recommend prescription eye medications and in-office procedures to help your body create and secrete more tears and to decrease eye irritation and inflammation.

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