Dry eyes

What is dry eyes?

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Dry eyes

Dry eye syndrome is very common and is a result of inadequate lubrication from the tears in the eyes.

Tears can provide inadequate lubrication due to insufficient amounts of tears or due production of poor-quality tears, resulting in dry eyes. This tear instability causes inflammation and damage to the eye's surface.

Dry eyes can feel uncomfortable and symptoms include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Eye redness
  • The feeling something is in your eyes
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving
  • Light sensitivity 
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue

Your eyes may feel more dry in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.

Treatments for dry eyes make symptoms manageable. These can include lifestyle changes and eyedrops.