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Dry Eye Akal Eye Hospital

A decrease in tear production or any alteration in the quality of tears produced leads to poor lubrication of the eye surface causing dry eye. It is the most common cause of irritation, foreign body sensation, and watering eyes.
Prolonged use of computers is the common cause of dry eye disorder. Environmental conditions and medications can also result in dry eye. Other causes are decreased sensitivity of the cornea, post scarring, ulceration or surgery, and contact lens wear.

What is computer vision syndrome and how to avoid it?

  • The 20-20-20 rule: Take a break of 20 seconds to look at an object 20 feet away after every 20 minutes of work on a computer screen.
  • The lighting condition in the room should be good.
  • The computer should be placed at a distance of roughly 25-28 inches from you with the screen being 4-5 inches below your eye level. The chair should be comfortable.
  • Frequent use of lubricating eye drops also called as artificial tears to keep your eyes moist.

How is dry eye treated?

Dry eye can be treated either medically or surgically. Medical Treatment: Artificial tears are the most common forms of treatment for dry eyes. These eye drops are similar to your own tears. They lubricate the eyes and help maintain moisture. Surgical Treatment: Conserving your tears with punctal occlusion- which can be done on the temporary or permanent basis. It keeps the eyes moist by blocking the tear duct.

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