Dry Eye Syndrome

  • Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated by eye specialists.
  • Over ten million Americans suffer from dry eyes. It occurs increasingly with increasing age and is caused by a problem with the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes.
  • Treatment includes lubricating eye drops, lacrimal plugs and dietary supplements such as Omega 3
  • Severe dry eye can be associated with underlying medical conditions and certain medications

Link: www.nei.nih.gov/health/dryeye/dryeye.asp