Dry Eye Relief

Whatever the cause of your eye condition (and there are many possible causes of dry eyes), there is something that you can do about it. But it’s important that you make an informed decision when looking for dry eye relief, because while there are many solutions available, only some of them will work for you.

Symptoms of dry eye include a “scratchy” feeling, a burning sensation and of course – dryness.

There’s also a medical term for dry eyes: keratitis sicca. It basically means that either you don’t have enough tears, or that your tears aren’t “good enough”.

It’s important that you eyes have some level of “wetness”, because your tears keep your eyes clean and remove dust particles from the sensitive surface of your eye.

There are a couple of drugs that can cause dry eyes as a side effect (e.g. antidepressants, antihistamines, birth control pills, some blood pressure medicines, and more). If you are taking any kind of medication, you might want to check if that can be a possible side effect.

If you suffer from dry eyes, then you should avoid wearing contact lenses whenever possible. This will only worsen your condition.

There are also a couple of diseases that lead to dry eyes, like reumathroid arthritis, lupus and others.

The most common form of dry eye relief s artificial tears – eye drops that you regularly put into your eye to compensate for the lack of liquid.

I will expand more on this subject soon.

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Corwin January 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I have dry eye problems but am interested in getting lasik. Can lasik surgery fix dry eye symptoms?

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