How does our site make you feel?
Great   Indifferent

Not a Dry Eye in the house!

Dry eye syndrome is a common cause of eye irritation, mainly affecting older people. Artificial tears, gels and soothing ointments usually ease symptoms. Dry eye syndrome or simply dry eyes occurs when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye moist and lubricated.

Dry eye syndrome can affect anyone, but it becomes more common with increasing age. Dry eyes affect about 15 to 35 in every 100 people or possibly as many as a third of older people and women are affected much more often than men. One of the big contributing factors with the aging process is that people tend to make fewer tears, as they get older. In particular, some women notice dry eyes developing after menopause. Another cause is having a low blink rate, often combined with opening your eyes wider than normal due to spending a long time looking at a computer or watching television.

The symptoms of dry eyes include eyes feeling gritty or burning and slight blurring of vision from time to time. Also, a person may feel discomfort when looking at bright lights and if a contact lens wearer can start to find wearing them causes discomfort.

A BHIO physician can usually diagnose dry eyes from the symptoms and perform a test to confirm the diagnosis of dry eyes. The treatment for dry eyes is usually eye drops and gels. These are good at relieving the symptoms. More information is available at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology or www.90210eyes.com

You Might Also Enjoy...

4 Types of Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Catching this condition and treating it early can help you stop glaucoma in its tracks. Learn about the four glaucoma surgery options that can help you preserve your vision.

Do You Have These Symptoms of Myopia?

Do you squint? Do you have trouble reading traffic signs? You may have myopia, or nearsightedness. Learn the symptoms of myopia, and how to treat this common vision problem so you can see clearly.

Omega 3 for Eye Health

Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids can help boost your eye health and reduce your risk for certain eye diseases and conditions. Learn how these types of fat can help, and what foods are high in omega 3s.

Know the Difference Between LASIK and PRK

Ready to ditch your glasses and try laser eye surgery? You’ve probably heard of LASIK, but there’s another corrective laser surgery option. Learn the differences between LASIK and the lesser-known PRK procedure.

Tips For Dealing With Dry Eyes During Allergy Season

If you suffer with dry eye syndrome fueled by allergies, you’re probably tired of persistent redness, pain, and discomfort. Learn about the wide range of medical solutions, from drops to minor surgery, that put and end to this aggravating problem.