What is dry eye syndrome and how is it treated?

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What is dry eye

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is one of the most common problems of our time. Ophthalmologists are sounding the alarm: today every fifth person suffers from this disease. Moreover, women are somewhat more likely to “dry out their eyes,” because they are more likely to take medications that lead to the development of CCH.

You may suspect you have the syndrome if:

  • literally feel dry eyes when working at a computer;
  • eyes get tired quickly when reading or working at the monitor;
  • eyelids stick together in the morning;
  • frost, wind, dust – in general, everything! – eyes react with lacrimation;
  • your eyes are always red;
  • there is a feeling of discomfort, sand and burning in the eyes;
  • contact lenses cause discomfort and even pain.

Seven Causes of DES

  1. Long work at the computer or tablet.
  2. Deficiency of vitamin A, which affects the quality of tears.
  3. Ecology, air quality (dry air in a room where an infrared heater or air conditioner is used).
  4. Hormonal changes in women (including premenopausal).
  5. Prolonged wearing of contact lenses.
  6. Taking antidepressants, oral contraceptives, antihistamines, and drugs to treat stomach ulcers.
  7. Violation of the lacrimal glands.

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