What is Dry Eye Disease? 

“Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film, and accompanied by ocular symptoms, in which tear film instability and hyperosmolarity, ocular surface inflammation and damage, and neurosensory abnormalities play etiological roles.”

Signs of Dry Eye Disease 

Dry Eye can present with any of the following symptoms:

 

  • Itchy eyes
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Tired eyes that become more “heavy” as the day goes on
  • Inability to open eyes when you wake up in the morning
  • Burning or Stinging sensation
  • Sand-like sensation or grittiness
  • Pain or discomfort when you blink
  • Blurry vision that gets better when you blink
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