Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms 

Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a prevalent eye condition characterized by insufficient lubrication on the surface of the eyes. This lack of moisture can lead to a variety of symptoms and affect overall eye health. In this article, we delve into what causes this condition and the common symptoms associated with it. 

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry eyes can result from a variety of factors. Understanding these can be key to managing or preventing the condition: 

  1. Decreased Tear Production: As we age, tear production can diminish, or the composition of tears can change, leading to dry eyes. This is particularly common in postmenopausal women due to hormonal changes. 
  2. Environmental Factors: Exposure to windy, smoky, or dry environments can increase tear evaporation, leading to dryness. Prolonged screen use, which reduces blink rate, can also exacerbate this condition. 
  3. Medications and Health Conditions: Certain medications, including antihistamines and some blood pressure drugs, can contribute to dry eyes. Health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems are also known to affect tear production. 
  4. Lifestyle Factors: Wearing contact lenses for extended periods and exposure to air conditioning or heating can increase the risk of dry eyes. 

Recognizing the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome The symptoms of dry eye syndrome can range from mild to severe and usually affect both eyes. Common symptoms include: 

  • A stinging or burning sensation in the eyes 
  • Redness and irritation 
  • A gritty feeling, as if something is in the eye 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue 
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses 
  • Excessive tearing, which is the body's response to the irritation of dry eyes 

The Impact of Dry Eyes While dry eye syndrome is often a chronic condition, understanding its causes and symptoms is the first step toward finding relief. If left untreated, dry eyes can lead to more serious complications, including eye infections and damage to the surface of the eyes. 

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition with various causes and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to consult with an eye care professional. Stay tuned for our next article, where we will discuss daily habits and lifestyle changes to help prevent dry eye. 


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“For those who are skeptical about Regener-Eyes Lite. STOP! I was one. I’ve been suffering with dry eyes for over 10 years. I’ve tried every drop out there to mankind. My eyes were always gritty, red and felt like my eye lids were sticky. About 3 years ago my doctor inserted permanent eye plugs. It gave me relief, but I still had this itchy feeling all the time. I even tried the nose spray. I’m not sure if it would have helped. I didn’t stay on it for long because of the side effect of a sore throat. If you’re like me, I would get excited about the new treatment, but then get let down and get depressed because it didn’t work. 

Finally, one day my doctor told me about Regener-Eye Lite eye drops. I was very skeptical. I called my doctor immediately with my concerns. He assured me it was safe with no side effects. He also contacted someone from the company to explain everything to me. I was on broad after all the reassuring. I’m so glad I made that step. For the DED first bottle, I was ordered to put 4 drops a day, second bottle was 3 times a day and the last bottle was twice a day. I went for my follow up with my doctor and he was pleased to let me know I had no dry spots on my eyes and no inflammation. I swear my eyes are white again. I was told to give this product for 4 months. I’m happy to say in 2 months I only use these drops twice a day. 

I finally feel like myself again. I was also not a good candidate for contacts at the time of my dry eyes. Well, guess what? I finally can wear contacts. This was a game changer for me. I’m super excited to continue on this journey. Hopefully I may come to a point where I only put one drop a day.” 

Cheryl D. 

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