Dry Eye Syndrome - North Florida Cataract and Vision

Dry Eye Syndrome


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Tens of millions of Americans suffer from dry eye disease. When the structures of the eye fail to produce enough tears, or the right mixture of tear elements, to effectively lubricate the eye surface, dry eye symptoms can result. 

Gritty feeling, redness, stinging and general discomfort are common dry eye symptoms. For some people, these symptoms come and go, but untreated, long-term dry eye syndrome can cause serious, irreparable vision damage. When symptoms are severe, persist or return regularly, it’s important to schedule a consultation with your eye doctor.

Dry eye syndrome can be brought on by factors including age, hormonal changes, medications and more. Meibomian gland dysfunction is one of the most common causes. When working properly, meibomian glands that line the rim of the eyelid produce oil that mixes with naturally occurring tear liquid to coat and protect the eye. These glands can become blocked, however, disrupting the composition of tear film and leading to dry eye irritation.

Through our Dry Eye Center for Excellence, North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care offers patients multiple treatment options to address their specific dry eye symptoms and causes.


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