Eye Clinic In Pune

Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome may be a cause of significant visual complaints, such as redness, irritation, foreign body sensation, eye pain, watery eyes, and blurry vision. It can be due to either decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation. The tear film is one of the most important components of good vision. An abnormal tear film can cause vision fluctuations and blurry vision.

There are numerous causes of dry eye syndrome, such as systemic medications, aging, decrease in hormones associated with menopause, environmental factors (i.e., air conditioners, heaters), systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome, blepharitis, and certain ocular surgeries. Most patients with dry eye syndrome report that their symptoms tend to wax and wane.

Sometimes, eliminating environmental irritants or systemic medications can greatly relieve symptoms. Other treatments include artificial tears, punctal (tear duct) occlusion, flax seed oil and/or omega 3 fatty acids, moisture goggles, eyelid hygiene regimens, anti-inflammatory agents, and occasionally surgery.