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Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Options
Dry Eyes, commonly known, as Dry Eye Syndrome (D.E.S) is a
widespread condition that affects a large number of Americans. It is
estimated that 11% of people between the ages of 30 and 60 are
dealing with D.E.S. every day. The percentage of those affected
increases to 15% over the age of 65. The overall cause of the
problem stems from deficient tear film or a lack of tears in general.
Years ago, Dry Eye Syndrome could not be completely reversed.
DRY EYE SYMPTOMS
A proper understanding of D.E.S begins
with an overview of the symptoms. The
majority of people affected by D.E.S.
report general irritation and sometimes
even pain. It is common for affected
eyes to become extremely sensitive to
light. Itching and redness also occur on
a commonly basis. Some people have
even reported feeling like an object was
stuck in their eye, like a grain of salt or
dust. At worst it can affect actual quality
CAUSES OF DRY EYEThe causes of Dry Eye Syndrome can vary
1- One of the major causes linked to D.E.S. is excessive and inappropriate use of contact lenses.
2- Another reason is genetics and older age. The older a person
gets, the more prone they are too a myriad of eye conditions
including D.E.S. Women over 45 have been known to incur the
disease at higher rates than males and it has recently been linked
to being one of the various externalities of menopause.
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