Dry eye syndrome
Dry eye is a chronic multifactorial disease that affects the tears and the surface of the eye. This condition occurs when the quality or quantity of tears is insufficient, or when the tear film is fragile and the eye is no longer sufficiently moistened.
Although often pointed out, tear deficiency is rarely the cause of dry eye syndrome. It is often a dysfunction of the Meibomius glands, which are responsible for the production of the lipid film and whose role is to prevent the evaporation of tears.
Symptoms: discomfort, irritation, redness, itching, tearing, secretions, visual disturbance, sensation of burning, sand or foreign body in the eye, instability of the tear film.
Diagnosis: Dry eye syndromes are often very uncomfortable. While most of the time they do not lead to complications, some severe forms can lead to corneal deterioration and threaten your sight. Consult your ophthalmologist who will check your eye and your vision.
The treatment prevents and heals possible damage to the surface of the eye caused by dryness and reduces the patient's symptoms.
If you suspect dry eye syndrome, make an appointment with one of our specialists.