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Dry eye syndrome is a condition that happens as a result of the low production or quick evaporation of tears, causing the eyes to become sore and inflamed. It can also be known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dry eye disease, or just dry eyes.



Dry eye syndrome normally presents symptoms in both eyes. These can include:

  • Soreness or grittiness in the eyes becomes worse as the day goes on.

  • Redness in the eyes.

  • Sticky eyelids, especially in the morning.

  • Blurry vision.

  • Eyes occasionally becoming watery as they increase tear production to soothe the discomfort. 


However, the condition can present with some more severe symptoms:

  • Extreme photophobia.

  • Severe eye pain and redness.

  • Deterioration in vision.


Dry eye syndrome cannot currently be cured and can remain in some people for the rest of their lives. However, the symptoms can be managed by a number of treatments depending on the cause. 


Lubricant Treatments can significantly improve the discomfort associated with mild to moderate instances of Dry Eyes. They are available as ointments, gels, and eye drops, and are often referred to as artificial tears. Some eye drops are available over the counter, while some will require a prescription. 


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