Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is often a chronic condition caused by lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. It is a disease that, over time, can decrease the eye’s ability to make and/or maintain healthy tears. Consequently, some activities may become difficult to perform. Things like, using a computer or reading for an extended period of time, can be somewhat difficult. Moreover, it can decrease your tolerance for dry environments, such as the air inside of an airplane. When left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea. Although it usually does not permanently affect your vision, getting the treatment you need is important. That’s because when left untreated, severe dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and/or impair your vision.
Dry eye syndrome symptoms may include dry, itchy, or irritated eyes. If symptoms have persisted for more than a day or two contact us.