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Dry eye syndrome is a common and uncomfortable condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. It may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor quality tears. It may be associated with blepharitis or inflammation of the eye lids.
Symptoms of dry eye syndrome may include:
Considering the symptoms and potential causes of dry eye syndrome will assist our optometrist to determine how to treat your condition. This may involve a separate visit during which the optometrist will conduct a number of specific tests to more accurately diagnose your condition. These extra tests may include video tear film quality evaluation with the Medmont Corneal Topographer, Fluorescein and Lissamine Green staining and the Schirmer Test of tear production.
There are several treatments for dry eye syndrome. Treatments may aim to increase tear production, maintain tear film volume or prevent excessive loss of tears. Treatment for BLEPHARITIS may also be required.
Treatments may involve:
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