Symptoms of Dry Eyes

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The symptoms of dry eyes are one of the most common complaints that GP’s and opticians get to hear about. The symptoms of dry eyes are varied but most people usually experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Dryness, redness, grittiness, blurred vision and stinging sensation
  • Light sensitivity and burning sensation
  • Excess watering and foreign body sensation
  • Contact lens intolerance

All these dry eye symptoms are collectively termed as a concern called Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry Eye Syndrome, also referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is often caused by insufficient and/or poor quality of tears. The resulting stinging, itching and sensitive eyes can not only lead to eye damage but also impacts upon your quality of life. Dry Eye Syndrome is very common especially as we get older and it is theorised that this may be the result of greater usage of computers and an increase in vision-corrective surgery including cataract surgery. Read More…