Dry eye affects millions of Americans. It is one of the most common reason people visit their eye doctor.
The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water (for moisture), oils (for lubrication), mucus (for even spreading), and antibiotics and special proteins (for resistance to infection). These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When there is an imbalance in this tear system, a person may experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.
Dry Eye Symptoms
When tears do not adequately lubricate the eye or the eyes’ film of tears dries out, a person may experience, pain, light sensitivity, a gritty sensation, itching, redness, blurred vision, and watering or tearing.
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