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

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11th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

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(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)

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August 21-23, 2017

International Conference on Eye and Vision

Toronto,Canada
September 18-20, 2017

16th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

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2nd International Conference on Ophthalmology

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18th European Ophthalmology Congress

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2nd International Conference on Eye and Vision

Dubai, UAE
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3rd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress

London, UK
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19th Global Ophthalmology Summit

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