What is dry eye syndrome?

When your tear does not give sufficient wetness to the eyes, then it condition is called dry eye syndrome. It is also caused for irritation in the eyes and swelling of anterior part of the eye. Because of this condition amount of tear affects. Cornea and conjunctiva is also affected by eye dryness. Working at computer for long time, sit in AC room, while bike riding even can be cause for dry eyes.

dry eye syndrome

There are some signs and symptoms of dry eyes: 

Regular dryness, irritating and sandy sensation are general symptoms of dry eye. Dry eyes become red and bother too much. If you are focusing at particular object for long time, then result is vague vision. If your eyes are producing too much tear, so it also cause for dry eyes.


Insufficient tears are the reason for dry eyes. Your tears are made by water, fatty oils and mucus. Tears help your eyes to make soft and clear and also keep safe your eyes from eye problems.
In a few people, imbalance of creating tears is the reason for dry eyes. Some people could not make sufficient tears to carry on their eyes lubricate. Eyelid difficulties and atmosphere factors also can be reason for dry eyes.

Risk factors

There are some risk factors which responsible for dry eyes:

  • growing age can be reason for dry eyes
  • If you are woman it is also can be reason for dry eyes
  • using medicines that can cause dry eyes
  • If you have done laser eye surgery
  • Deficiency of vitamin A or omega-3 fatty acids, you should eat diet plenty of vitamin A foods such as carrots, broccoli and eggs or eat omega-3 fatty acid foods such as fish, vegetable oils and walnuts.

When to see a doctor

If you have sign and symptoms of dry eyes, redness in the eye, exhausted or painful eyes from long time, then you should get done check up by doctor as soon as possible. Treatment is decided by your doctor that what is problem in the eye. 
Treatment of dry eye syndrome?
Nutrition and hydration. Nutritional supplements are given by your doctor. Supplements have omega-3 fatty acids can reduce dry eye symptoms. Salmon, mackerel, freshly ground flaxseeds, walnuts are good source of Omega-3 fatty acid. To reduce dry eye flaxseed oil is suggested by eye specialist.


If your dry eyes are not reacting to other type of cure, then surgery is best option for you. There are two types of surgery take in use to treat dry eye.