Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when your eyes do not produce tears properly. It is very common especially in women after menopause where there is it reduced production due to chronic inflammation of tear glands or instability of tear film.

What are the symptoms of dry eyes?

Some of the symptoms are:

  • Pain and redness of the eye
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Stinging or burning of the eye
  • Eye fatigue
  • Transient blur vision

What are the treatments for dry eyes?

If you are experiencing one of the dry eyes symptoms, here are some ways that you can consider as the first line of therapy:

  • Use artificial tears up to 4 times daily
  • Use preservative free artificial tears if required more frequently
  • Use eye gels to sleep at night
  • Keep good lid hygiene

If despite the above measures, the eyes still feel dry, seek medical attention. Your eye specialist can help with many different treatments from eye medication to plugs for the tear ducts.