Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears to keep them wet. It can be felt as a scratchy feeling, as if there were something in your eye, stinging or burning, red eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision.
Dry eye can be caused by your glands not producing enough tears, your tears drying up too fast, or your tears are not effective enough at wetting your eye. Dry eye is also a common issue, affecting millions of Americans each year. You’re more at risk if you’re female, 50 years or older, wear contact lenses, Don’t get enough vitamin A (Found in foods like carrots, broccoli, and liver) or omega-3 fatty acids (Found in fish, walnuts, and vegetable oils), or have certain autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus or Sjögren syndrome.
To check if you have dry eye, we will look at the structure of your eyelid, the amount of tears your eyes produce, and how long it takes for your tears to dry up. In most cases, dry eye is curable with an over-the-counter eyedrop, or a prescription medicine. However, it can also involve lifestyle changes, tear duct plugs, or surgery, in order to cure your dry eyes.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Diseases are a type of eye disease that effects people with Diabetese.