Guide to Eye Health

A Brief Introduction of Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye, as indicated by the very name, is a syndrome that shows your eyes are dry due to a persistent lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of pupils. To make it more perceivable, our eyes need tears from times to times to maintain certain level of lubrication and moisture, otherwise, our [...]

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Connection between dry eye and contact lenses

Dry eye is a common condition that may bother a lot of people. This condition may even lead to more serious problems such as burning eye or itchy eye as well as other uncomfortable eye problems

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Dry eye in older women

Dry eye is one of the most common ocular symptoms many people have experienced. In general, a wide range of conditions can lead to this eye problem. For instance, excessive eye strain or stress, too much computer use, and excessive tear vaporization are common causes. In addition, people in any age or health condition are likely to have dry eye more or less.

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New Researches Concerning People’s Vision

Currently, about 1.68 million men above 50 in the United States are suffering dry eyes. And this number is estimated to be more than 2.79 million by 2030. As a result, dry eye research and prevention are quite critical. Until now, some studies have found a link between dry eye in men and their ages. In general, hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia and antidepressant use all can be risk factors of dry eye in men.

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Dry eye causes and treatments

Dry eye is very common among people at all ages, resulted from chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. Dry eye syndrome has various symptoms such as persistent dryness, foreign body sensation, scratching and burning eyes, which may lead to subtle but constant irritation or ocular inflammation of the front eye tissue. To diagnose dry eye syndrome, your doctor may use a Schirmer test to measure the amount of tears.

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OTC and prescription eye drops and ointments

There are many eye problems such as dry eye and itching, for which eye drop and ointment are important. Eye drop and ointment are available both in over-the-counter (OTC) type and prescription type. Eye drops can ease many more eye problems, including redness, allergies, soreness, swelling, mattering, and infections.

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Flaxseed oil for dry eye treatment

One of the most common eye problems that affect millions of people is dry eye, which has possible causes including allergies, refractive surgeries as well as other eye diseases. Medications such as eye drops and ointments are usually used to treat dry eye.

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