Dry eye (or keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) is when there are not enough tears to nourish and lubricate the eye. This condition is more common in older people than it is in healthy people. There are many treatments available.
Itchy and dry eyes can be relieved by hot compresses, eyelash cleansing, and artificial tears (wetting drop) There are two options: topical corticosteroids or oral tetracycline. This eye irritation is not caused by a large number of tears.
It also matters how many tears you have. Clear vision is possible only if tears are available. They help reduce the chance of eye infection, wash off foreign matter, and keep the eye's surface clean. Your eyes may produce enough tears to keep your eyes lubricated, but the quality of those tears might not be adequate.
Tears have three layers: oil (water), mucus (mucus), and oil (water). Each layer serves a specific purpose. The oil stops the water layer from evaporating, and the mucus distributes tears evenly across the eye's surface.
These tears may fail to perform their intended function if they are not sufficient in one area. It is a good idea to do the following before you visit an eye doctor:
* Note any symptoms that you feel.
* Keep a record of all medications currently being used, including vitamins or supplements.
* Ask your eye doctor questions such as "What is causing my dry eyes?" Is my dry-eye temporary or permanent? What kind of treatment would you recommend?
There are many options for treating dry eyes. Your eye doctor may recommend a prescription or over-the-counter artificial tears. Your eye doctor may recommend a change in your diet or increasing your water intake.