• Dry eye

    Dry eye can develop if your eyes stop producing enough tears or if the quality of the tears is reduced. Over time, it can get worse and lead to a condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca, which causes burning and sanding in the eye, blurred vision, red eyes, and swollen eyelids.

     

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Causes of dry eye

1. Low humidity environment.
2. Age: 50 years and over.
3. Menopause.
4. Preservatives present in eye drops.
5. Wearing contact lenses.
6. Systemic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis.
7. After refractive eye surgery like Lasik or cataract.

Evaluation

 

1. The Canadian Dry Eye Assessment (OSCE) questionnaire is a very useful tool for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up because it quantifies the severity of ocular surface damage.

2. Dry eye clinics can improve diagnostic accuracy by taking a tear film sample (TearLab) for analysis. Other more specific tests, such as tomography and topography, may be performed to provide more detailed information about the tear film.

Treatment

 

1. Artificial tears, preferably without preservatives as these can increase the toxicity of eye drops.

2. Omega 3 in its purified form of triglycerides is a unique preparation with a high concentration of EPA and DHA acids. It is precisely this purified form that provides it with up to 70% greater absorption in the body compared to other forms commonly found in stores, while avoiding undesirable effects such as references to fish odor or digestion problems.

3. Application of hot compresses or eye masks, ideally combined with a massage of the eyelids.

4. Eyelid hygiene

5. Increase humidity by using portable humidifiers for the home and office and, in more advanced cases, eye protection designed specifically to keep moisture in the eye.

6. Medical or surgical treatment.

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