Dry eye is a medical condition of the ocular surface that affects tear production and the quality of your tears. It is one of the most common disorders seen in any eye doctor’s office. Patients with dry eye may complain of stinging, burning, itching, redness, irritation, or itermittently blurred vision. Dry eye patients may have difficulty reading, viewing a computer, watching television, or seeing clearly while driving. These symptoms may worsen later in the day or vary throughout the day. Vision that intermittently becomes blurry is a classic syptom of dry eye.
In the past, this condition has often gone unrecognized and inadequately treated. Patients may have been advised to simply add artificial tears, use warm compresses, or use a few types of medicated drops. All of these options treat symptoms, but do not address the underlying problem. We can now do better than this with new testing methods and treatments on the market.
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