What is Dry eye?
Dry eye is a very common disease which occurs due to lack of moisture in eye or tears. Tears are considered essential for normal lubrication of eyes as well as to wash away foreign bodies and particles. It is disease which is caused because of low humidity, aging, smoke, certain diseases as well as certain medications like decongestants and antihistamines.
•sandy or scratchy feeling
•burning or stinging of eyes
•excessive tearing episodes which follow very- dry sensation periods
•redness and pain in eyes
Artificial tears as eye- drops, is a principal treatment of dry eye. Sterile ointments are yet another treatment which is used sometimes at night for preventing eye dryness. Wearing wrap around glasses or using humidifiers while going out can avoid dry and windy conditions.