Dry eye is a common eye problem suffered by many people, and is typically characterized by redness, pain, or an itching/ burning sensation in the eyes.
There are a wide range of conditions which can cause symptoms of dry eye. For this reason, it’s extremely important to come in for an examination if you’re suffering from dry eye, so we can determine what the cause is in your case, so you can start the correct treatment. Some causes are easier to treat than others, and some treatments will only work for dry eye caused by specific issues. For that reason, proper diagnosis is key.
In most cases, dry eye is a result of your tears evaporating too quickly, resulting in your eyes not being properly moisturized.
Due to the fact that so many varied things can lead to dry eye, it is important to see a doctor so the cause of your dry eye can be determined, and proper treatment started. Some forms of dry eye are simple to treat, while others require longer-term treatment. In all cases, getting treatment early is important to ensuring the condition doesn’t worsen or cause injury to the eyes.
Considering so many variables can cause dry eye, it's important to see a doctor to discover the cause and start the proper treatment.