Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye problems in the world. It was reported that 30% of people are affected by dry eye syndrome, which means 90 million Americans have this eye disorder, and this is very common in women over 40 years.
The following will provide some introduction to the symptoms, causes, and treatments to help people learn more about it. IF you want to know more about dry eye disease then you can browse various online sources.
When people suffer from dry eyes, they will have the following symptoms: dry and reddish eyes with blurred vision; sensitive to light, and stinging, burning or gritty; too many tears in the eyes; and allergic to foreign objects and intolerance to contact lenses.
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So what causes dry eye syndrome? First, let's learn about human tears. There are three main parts to human tears: the lacrimal gland produces most of the tears, the meibomian gland produces a component of tear oil, and the goblet cells maintain all parts in combination. When one of these glands is out of balance, people will experience eye disorders.
Dry eye syndrome is mainly caused by inadequate tear production or poor quality tears. Inadequate tears are mainly caused by inflammation of the lacrimal glands, and poor tear quality is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, and inflammation of the glands at the margins of the eyelid.
The following factors can cause people to develop dry eye syndrome. First, if people have some systemic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and acne rosacea, they are more likely to have dry eyes.
Second, one of the common complications of refractive surgery is dry eyes, so people have to take care of their eyes after surgery.