Learn About Dry Eye from the National Eye Institute.
Dry Eye is a multi factorial disease with a prevalence of up to 75% within the general population. Left untreated, Dry Eye can significantly affect your daily life.
86% of patients with dry eyes have Meibomian gland disease (MGD).
Dry Eye can cause:
- A scratchy feeling, like there’s something in your eye
- A stinging or burning feelings in your eye
- Red eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
Normally, glands above your eyes make tears that keep your eyes wet. Dry Eye happens when your tears don’t do their job. This could mean that your glands don’t make enough tears to keep your eyes wet, your tears dry up too fast, or your tears just don’t work well enough to keep your eyes wet.