Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a disorder of the tear film, either due to a deficiency in tear production (aqueous-deficient) or due to excessive evaporation (evaporative) that consists of inflammation of the eye surface and neurosensory changes that lead to eye discomforts.  It is an under-diagnosed disease as patients with mild dry eye do not go to a specialist. It is estimated that there are around 100 million people worldwide affected by this disease.

Dry Eye Syndrome explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
It is a chronic disorder that is going to need treatment, depending on the severity, this treatment will be more or less thorough. When the treatment is sufficient and adequate, the patient will not have any symptoms.
I knew at the start that it was going to be so hard, but the treatment works. It’s true that it’s long-term, and that you need to give it a chance and be very consistent and not stop, not even for one day, but it works. To the point that you can return to a pretty normal life.

Substantiated information by:

Maria Teresa Sáinz de la Maza Sierra

Published: 23 May 2019
Updated: 23 May 2019

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