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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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Dry eye syndrome has a multifactorial origin and main risk factors
Dry eye specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine mentioned that chronic dry eye condition can slow down a person's reading speed by as much as 10 percent and can make it difficult to read for more than an average of 30 minutes.
The aim of this study was to assess the repeatability of measurements provided by the Sirius topography device in dry eye patients and to evaluate whether there was a difference in measurements between dry eye patients and healthy controls.
Dry eye is a kind of disease caused by abnormal tear quantity and quality or decreased stability of tear film due to abnormal tear dynamics, and it is accompanied by eye discomfort and/or tissue lesions characteristics of the eye [1].
"Many optometrists now offer a specialist service called Tear Clinic (tearclinic.com), specifically to treat dry eyes and ocular surface diseases.
Dry eye is a condition in which a person lacks the necessary tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.
People with dry eyes generally don't produce enough tears, their tears evaporate too quickly, or, most critically, they have a low quality of tear film.
Certain risk factors make you more vulnerable to dry eyes (see What You Should Know).
You may already be experiencing Dry Eye Syndrome (DES).
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?
Effect of artificial tears on corneal surface regularity, contrast sensitivity and glare disability in dry eyes. Ophthalmology 2002; 109: 1934-40.