Dry Eyes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today dry eyes has been a significant problem among not only adults but also kids. Dry eyes is a common condition due to lack of tears or a poor quality tear film. The lack of moisture and protection damages the surface of the eye. This causes grittiness and discomfort.
Parts affected by Dry eyes


  • Tear production decreases with age. Symptoms are common in post menopausal females.
  • Environmental factors such as air conditioning, pollution and pollens also affect the quality of the tear film.
  • Long periods of computer use, reading or watching Television, exposure to high voltage television sitting nearby, usage of notebooks or tablets for long hours result in dry eyes as the blink frequency is reduced during these activities.
  • Some medications can affect the tear film as well as systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and sjogren's syndrome.
  • Contact lens wearers often develop dry eye symptoms as soft contact lenses absorb moisture.


  • Redness of the white part of the eye
  • Burning or grittiness sensation
  • Itchiness of the eye
  • Sensitivity to lights
  • Watery eyes


Immediate consultation to Doctors is highly recommended in first phase. Doctor can determine the diagnosis of dry eyes by the appearance of a reduced tear meniscus and reduced tear break up time. There may be surface changes on the cornea.

The simplest form of treatment for mild to moderate dry eyes is replacement of moisture with artificial tears. These supplement the natural tears, restoring the balance of moisture and electrolytes. people with sensitive eyes may prefer to use preservative - free tears.

Tips if you have Dry eyes

  • Avoid polluted environments and strong air conditioning
  • Blink frequently when using the computer, watching TV or reading for long periods
  • Supplement the moisture in your eyes with artificial tears.
If these simple measures do not resolve your symptoms, a full assessment by your doctor will determine the required treatment ahead.

Important Note:-

Parents should take the responsibility of kids by minimizing their usage in tablets and notebooks. Have noticed most of the parents encouraging kids to use the electronic devices while the parents rest in peace. The peace will be kicked off when your kids get into this problem. Also continuous book reading without blinking leads to this problems. So the pressure is on the parents to guide the kids in right usage of their eyes.

Fruits and Vegetables good for eyes

  • Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, eggs, and green leafy vegetables are rich in Beta carotene and Vitamin A - essential for eyes
  • Eggs, kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens,lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden
    peas and Brussels sprouts are rich in Lutetin and Zeaxanthin


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  3. very good info..thank you for sharing


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