Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears aren't of good quality and evaporate too quickly. Dry eye can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period of time, and it can make some environments uncomfortable, such as the air inside an airplane. Other names for dry eye include dry eye syndrome, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dysfunctional tear syndrome, lacrimal keratoconjunctivitis, evaporative tear deficiency, aqueous tear deficiency, and LASIK-induced neurotrophic epitheliopathy (LNE).

In some cases, dry eye can cause inflammation of the eye's surface. Without treatment, this can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped outer surface that covers the center of the eye), and some loss of vision. But permanent vision loss from dry eye is uncommon.

Dry eye can cause the following symptoms in the eye:

  • Stinging or burning
  • A sandy or gritty feeling, as if something is in the eye
  • Periods of excess tears that happen after periods of dryness
  • Stringy discharge
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Eye fatigue
  • Inability to cry

Related Conference of Dry Eye

June 05-06, 2017

2nd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress

Milan, Italy
September 25-27, 2017

11th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

Dubai, UAE
July 17-19, 2017
10 Plenary Forums - 1Event

World Congress and Expo on Optometry and Vision Science
(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)

Chicago, USA
August 21-23, 2017

International Conference on Eye and Vision

Toronto,Canada
October 23-25, 2017

2nd International Conference on Ophthalmology

Osaka, Japan
November 16-17, 2017

2nd International Conference on Eye and Vision

Singapore
December 04-06, 2017

18th European Ophthalmology Congress

Rome, Italy
February 26-27, 2018

19th Global Ophthalmology Summit

Berlin, Germany

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