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dry eyes

A condition in which the eyes feel dry or have a burning or stinging sensation due to an insufficient amount of tears. Dry eyes can be caused by the lack of blinking, which often occurs when users stare at a computer screen. It is also caused by aging, smoking, a dry environment as well as cold and allergy medicines. Prevention from computer-caused dry eyes is to consciously make an effort to blink a few times per minute. See medical conditions.
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Besides being linked to aging, dry eye is associated with computer use and such health conditions as glaucoma and diabetes.
Next, scientists designed a study to determine whether maqui berry extract could enhance tear production and improve eye comfort in humans suffering from dry eyes.
Unfortunately preservatives can worsen dry eyes and cause other issues," she notes.
Numerous studies estimate Dry Eye to affect between 5% to as much as 40% of a country's population,' Caparas said, raising public awareness of the condition.
Dry eye syndrome, a disease that is reported to affect over 30% of the population over 50 years of age, can be the result of an altered or inadequate tear film and it is thought to be associated with poor regulation of tear production via these sensory neurons in the tear reflex arc.
Typically, people older than 65 experience some dry eye symptoms
I think the first thing you should do is to ask to see an eye specialist, an ophthalmologist who can assess the cause of your dry eyes and give you the appropriate treatment.
Sunclinically dry eyes in urban Delhi: an impact of air pollution?
Patients with a clinical diagnosis of mild dry eyes may benefit from behavioural and environmental modification which causes preservation of existing tears by reducing evaporation, such as learning to take breaks while reading, lowering the computer monitors to decrease lid aperture, use of protective glasses with side pieces in outdoor setting and humidification of the environment.
Office workers who spend long hours looking at computer screens have changes in their tear fluid similar to people with the disease known as dry eye, according to a study from Japan.