Dry Eye Syndrome:
One of the most common problems treated by eye physicians. Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes.
Overview of Dry Eye SyndromeIt is usually caused by a problem with the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes.Signs & SymptomsIncreased discomfort after periods of reading, watching TV, or working on a computer.Detection & DiagnosisThere are several methods to test for dry eye syndrome. The doctor will first determine the underlying cause by measuring the production, evaporation rate and quality of the tear film.TreatmentWhen it comes to treating dry eye syndrome, everyone’s needs are a little different. Many find relief simply from using artificial tears on a regular basis. There are several medical options available on the market.This website was designed to help anyone who may be suffering from dry eye syndrome to obtain useful information about his common eye problem. We hope you find the information contained within useful. For one-to-one questions, please consult Stephen Slade MD.