Dry eye syndrome is a very common eye condition, with 1 in every 10 people affected. It occurs when there is not enough lubrication to the ocular surface or poor tear quality and can cause extensive symptoms such as the following:
It is more prevalent with age and factors may exacerbate it such as:
There are many tests to diagnose dry eye and many options for management depending on what type you may be diagnosed with. Unfortunately dry eye is commonly a long term condition so it may not be cured but can be effectively managed.