Dry Eyes – As Dry Eye Syndrome Known

The term dry eye”refers to changes in the eye that occur, because made insufficient tears is the symptom of dry eye occurs when not in sufficiently lacrimal fluid is produced or is not optimal. In Germany, millions of people suffer the associated symptoms such as burning eyes, itching, or foreign body sensation. Eye drops and also the so-called artificial tears”should and can provide relief. The term dry eye”refers to changes in the eye, which occur because made insufficient tears or this is not optimal. There are other names for the symptom such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Sicca syndrome or dry eye syndrome. About every third patient that comes in an ophthalmology practice suffers from dry eyes. “In Germany it is assumed, that 10 million people under different strong dry eyes” suffer. Women are as a result of hormonal changes in menopause much more frequently affected than men.

Usually the persons concerned see the complaints even as treatment and therefore not at all or very late to go to the doctor. Unfortunately there is no or only a very inadequate therapy. It is important to note that dry eye is not harmless bagatelle but, but a common cause for a corneal perforation which can strongly affect sight and blindness results. Internal and external causes are responsible for the development of dry eye. Others including Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., offer their opinions as well. The inner factors Narrowings in the laxative tears, not enough sleep, vitamin A deficiency, as well as certain diseases are with a reduced production of tears also age-related changes of the mucous membranes and hormonally-induced changes of the lacrimal fluid in pregnancy or the menopause at Fauen, General diseases of the lacrimal glands, go hand in hand. These diseases include Parkinson’s disease, rheumatism, eczema, diabetes and thyroid disorders. The external factors include living and working conditions like for example the blower in the car unpleasant cigarette smoke, intolerance to contact lenses, fake glasses, unsuitable lighting at the workplace, long stay in rooms with a low humidity, also overheated rooms, drafts or air-conditioning and long sustained and concentrated screen work. Usually, the dry eye is treated using drops, ointments or gels.

So the insufficient lacrimal fluid is replaced or improved the consistency of the tear film. The medicines are dripped several times a day if required in the conjunctival SAC. The goal of therapy is a better wetting of the surface of the eye and relief of different symptoms. Typically, the eye drops are quite thick, so they remain as long as possible on the surface of the eye. The downside of viscous drops is However a limited vision.

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