DRY EYE SYNDROME: WHEN YOUR EYES NEED ‘OILING’ – Part One (Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome)


Tears covers the surface of the eye to keep it moist and also helps to wash off dusts, debris and microorganisms that may destroy the cornea and lead to an eye infection – you can call tears the sanitary prefect of the eyes and you would be right!. It is therefore important for your eyes to always produce enough of tear to keep it clean and healthy.

Difference between Dry Eye and Normal Eye

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome, like the name suggest is a condition where your tears are unable to sufficiently act as lubricants and moisturizer for your eye.

Common in Older People and Women

Dry Eye Syndrome can happen at any age and even to people that are very healthy, but it is more common in older people. It is also more prevalent in women. In most cases, Dry Eye Syndrome never results in permanent vision loss.

Your Teary Eyes: What Is Your Tear Compose of?

Your tear (the tear film) has three main components: the outer oily component, the watery middle component, and the inner mucous-like component. Each component is produced by different glands that surrounds the eye. When there’s a problem with any of these components it can cause Dry Eyes

Read part two here (Causes, Signs & Symptoms): https://justvisioneyecentre.com/dry-eye-syndrome-when-your-eyes-need-oiling-part-two-causes-signs-and-symptoms/

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