If you suspect you have dry eye syndrome, you should definitely see a physician. Dry eye syndrome frequently comes along with discomfort. Receiving professional care from a medical professional such as Dr. Reena Patel can help ease your symptoms and could possibly even improve your vision.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome can have multiple symptoms. Some symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include:
- Sore eyes
- Blurred vision
- Red, itchy eyes
- Dry sensation
- Light sensitivity
- Burning sensations
- Heavy and fatigued eyes
Excessive watery eyes could also be a symptom of dry eye syndrome. If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, you should give our office a call.
Types of Dry Eye Syndromes
There are three common types of dry eye syndrome. The first type of dry eye syndrome is keratitis sicca. Keratitis sicca is used to describe inflammation and extreme dryness in the cornea of the eye. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is also a common dry eye syndrome. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is used to describe dryness and inflammation in the cornea and the conjunctiva of the eye. Last on the list is dysfunctional tear syndrome. Dysfunctional tear syndrome is a condition used to describe tears on the eyes that cause dryness. Luckily, no matter which dry eye syndrome you may have, Dr. Patel can effectively treat it.
Cause of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome can be caused by many different factors. However, the most common cause of dry eye syndrome is most commonly caused by an inadequate amount of tears. The reason for this is because tears are made from a mixture of fatty oils, mucus, and water. This complex mixture helps the eyes look and feel clear, smooth, and comfortable. This mixture also helps protect your eyes from different infections. If your eyes produce an increased or decreased amount of this mixture, an infection of dry eye syndrome could occur. You are prone to produce a decreased amount of tears if you’ve had laser eye surgery, certain medical conditions, or if you getting older in age. On the other hand, you are prong to produce an increased amount of tears if you don’t blink frequently or if you’re in an environment with wind, dry air, or smoke.
Dry eye syndrome is a condition that could cause discomfort; however, it can be easily treated by a professional. If you support you have dry eye syndrome, or even if you have already been diagnosed, please give our office a call. Our friendly staff members are happily waiting to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. Please give us a call today at the Wichita Vision Institute to schedule your appointment!