Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye conditions worldwide and a primary reason for visits to the eye doctor. This condition occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes.
Some of the most common symptoms of dry eye disease is redness, consistent burning sensations, itchy eyes that feel as if they have something in them, increased sensitivity to bright light, and excessive tearing up or watery eyes.
Understanding the underlying cause of your dry eye disease is essential to determine the type of treatment to give you relief from your symptoms. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common root cause of dry eyes and causes eye discomfort due to a problem found within the glands of the eyelids.
Other causes of dry eye are blepharitis, allergies, defects of the eyelid or shape of the eye, certain medications, abnormal eye pressure, and deficiency of aqueous fluids.
Contact us today if you are experiencing any of the following: grittiness, irritation, itching, redness, watering, or sandy feeling. Let us determine what’s causing your dry eyes and offer you a solution!