The dry eye syndrome is a condition associated with reduced production or accelerated evaporation of tears, or abnormal ratio of the components of the tear film. The dry eye syndrome may be the result of both a systemic disease, and pure ocular pathology.
What are the causes for the dry eye syndrome?
- systemic autoimmune diseases
- administration of a broad spectrum of drugs
- eye trauma
- use of contact lenses
- inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea
- nervous disorder
- and others
Methods of Treatment
Methods vary depending on the severity of the condition: use of artificial tears, gels, moisturizing chambers. In the most severe cases are implanted synthetic shutters of the tear ducts in order to preserve the few self-produced natural tear.