What are the symptoms of dry eye?
Are you one of the many patients that suffer from dry eyes? The usual symptoms include: stinging or burning eyes, scratchiness, stringy mucus in or around the eyes, eye irritation from smoke or wind, excess tearing and difficulty wearing contact lenses.
What causes dry eye?
Tear production decreases as we age. Although dry eye can occur in both men and women at any age, women are most often affected. This is especially true after menopause. Dry eye can also be associated with arthritis and accompanied by a dry mouth.
How is dry eye diagnosed?
Your eye doctor is usually able to diagnose dry eyes by
examining the eyes. Sometimes tests that measure tear production may be necessary.
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