What is Dry Eyes?

Dry eye disease is common condition which is characterized by disturbance of the tear film. The abnormality may cause variety of signs & symptoms leading to interference with quality of life.

If you have dry eyes, you may experience stinging, burning , eye fatigue, dryness sensation, which may make you feel uncomfortable.

Dry eyes occur when your tears are not able to provide adequate moisture for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you do not produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.

WHAT WE DO ?

The Dry Eye & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department is led by Dr Arun Sethi (Director and Senior Consultant) who is supported by 7 more consultant surgeons trained in the management of general eye diseases. General eye care services include evaluation and treatment for refractive errors, eye lid disease, infectious disease, provision of eye evaluation and management for important sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Many other diseases are screened and managed these include floaters, flashes and other retinal conditions, corneal, dry eyes and ocular surface disorders, eyelid disorders such as ptosis and injuries to the eyes.

Rest your eyes when they become fatigued
Place TV or computer screens lower than the eye level.

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Use a humidifies to prevent air dryness

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FAQ ABOUT DRY EYES


  • Dry eye disease is common condition which is characterized by disturbance of the tear film. The abnormality may cause variety of signs & symptoms leading to interference with quality of life.
  • If you have dry eyes, you may experience stinging, burning , eye fatigue, dryness sensation, which may make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Dry eyes occur when your tears are not able to provide adequate moisture for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you do not produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
  • Tasks that require concentration and make you blink less often, such as working at a computer, using the smart phone, driving or reading for long periods of time.
  • Dry Air/Air-conditioned environment/low humidity environment such as an aircraft cabin.
  • Systemic Medications
    • Antihistamines and decongestants
    • Anti-hypertensives
    • Birth control pills
    • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Contcat Lens wear
  • Refractive surgeries such as LASIK/CATARACT/PRK
  • Aging
  • Wind
  • Computer an smart phone users.
  • White collar workers who are constantly exposed to air-conditioned environments.
  • Drive who are constantly on the road.
  • Female gender.
  • People undergone refractive surgeries – LASIK/Cataract/PRK.
  • Contact lens wearers.
  • Old Age people.
  • People with diabetes or glaucoma.
Do you experience any of these symptoms?

If Yes, you may suffer from Dry eyes!

  • Computer an smart phone users.
  • Eye fatique
  • Discharge
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Heavy sensation
  • Dry sensation
  • Uncomfortable sensation
  • Excess tearing
  • Blurred Vision
  • Heavy sensation
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Redness
  • Pain

For further questions please feel free to discuss with your doctor.


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