Dry eye disease is a common condition that can occur when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be unstable and inadequate for many reasons. There are three layers that make up the tear film which include an aqueous layer, a mucus layer and an oil layer. When the stability of any of these layers is affected, dry eye symptoms can occur.
Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes may include:
Treatments for dry eye can vary from over the counter lubricating drops, to prescription medications, punctual plugs or even laser treatments. Often times a combination of treatments are needed to help provide the most symptomatic relief. Dr. Reddy and her team at Ohio Ophthalmology will be able to perform.