When you have dry eyes, you feel very uncomfortable. It causes irritation and you may have difficulty in performing certain activities.
Your eyes do not produce or retain enough quality tears. As a result, your eyes cannot remove dust and other irritating particles. This can lead to various symptoms in your eyes.
Most common signs of dry eyes that may appear are:
Other signs and symptoms of dry eyes are:
A common symptom is if some foreign body is there in the eyes. The feeling that some particles are there in the eye can cause irritation.
Sometimes, dryness on the eye's surface can over-stimulate the production of tears as a protective mechanism. This may cause your eyes watery. But this reflex tearing does not stay long enough to correct the underlying dry eye condition. You will ultimately require a treatment such as an artificial lubrication. Read about treatment of dry eyes.
Though not so common but, In addition to these symptoms, dry eyes can cause inflammation and cause permanent damage to the surface of the eye. Though, the permanent damage is rare.
Dry eye syndrome can also affect the outcomes of refractive eye surgeries.
Most people experience only mild symptoms. They usually come and go. However, the symptoms can become more severe and can include dangerous signs such as photophobia and vision damage etc. DES is a chronic eye condition. The symptoms usually tend to get worse over time.
If any of the above signs and symptoms remains for a long time, you should contact your doctor, particularly if the most common signs are there. Tour doctor will do a medical examination and if necessary perform some diagnostic tests to identify what is bothering you. Read about diagnosis and testing of dry eyes.
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