Dry Eye

  • Dry Eye is a very common condition which becomes more common with age, especially in females.  
  • Up to one third of people over 65 could have Dry Eye Syndrome.   
  • Dry Eye Syndrome is where the Eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.
  • This can lead to the Eyes drying out and becoming inflamed.  
  • It is more common in those with connective tissue disorders, in blepharitis and contact lens wearers.
  • Symptoms can include, grittiness, soreness, tired, heavy Eyes.  Mild sensitivity to light, blurring of vision.  It usually affects both Eyes but can be asymmetrical.
  • Dry Eye can be treated with drops or gels, Eye masks and lid hygiene.