Is dry eye syndrome serious?

Sometimes. Usually, dry eye syndrome is treated easily with artificial teardrops. Moderate dry eye sometimes requires medicated eyedrops such as Restasis or anti-inflammatories and/or punctal plugs. However, sometimes dry eye can become so severe and debilitating that people can lose vision and have difficulty functioning normally.
Dry eye. Dry eye can be serious if left untreated. Can cause chronic eye pain. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more details.

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Can my lupus be related to my severe dry eye syndrome?

Yes. Lupus is an auto immunity related disease. It is not uncommon that there is an autoimmune activity that inhibit the function of the lacrimal gland hence dry eye. It might respond to the special drop for dry eye which is advertised on tv. Read more...
Autoimmune. You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. Read more...

What is dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome. Due to unstable tear film (evaporates too quickly or doesn't coat cornea as should): meibomian gland dysfunction, mucin or aqueous deficiency (Sjogren's syndrome associated). More info & how to treat at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Read more...
Dry eyes. are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. Good luck! Read more...

How to naturally heal dry eye syndrome?

Relief, not cure. Eye dryness is due to lowered tear flow or altered composition of the tears with increased evaporation which usually is a long term and sometimes permanent situation. Eyedrops and some prescription medication can improve it but not cure it. There is no natural cure although "natural" drops are available with the same ingredients as normal eyedrops. Read more...
Omega-3's. Oral omega 3's such as evoa dry eye supplements or thera tears nutrition. The omega-3's stimulate the natural oil and moisture glands of the eye and eye surface. You can also use preservative free artificial tears 3-4 times a day. Read more...

Would you give me some tips for dry eye syndrome?

Increase tears. Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve function of glands that produce tear components (restasis). Systemic medications should be reviewed and substituted if possible alot of the make dry eye worse. Most common are antihistamines, diuretics and beta blockers. Other meds also ask your dr. Read more...
Dry eye. Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. Read more...
Dry eyes! No cure, but you can start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. Read more...

I just got diagnosed with dry eye syndrome. Any tips?

Moisture. You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily. There is a "stepladder" of treatment including ointment at night, tear replacement drops during the day, punctal plugs which prevent loss of the tears you make, Restasis which can restore some flow and a few more advanced steps. Discuss with ophthal. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: dry eye syndrome?

Lack of lubrication. Dry eye syndrome is when the surface of the eye becomes dry due to not producing enough tears or if they evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eye. Read more...
Inadequate tears. An eye with dryness does not have enough tears for proper lubrication or sometimes has the wrong tear composition to provide the best eye health. Many are spontaneous, age related sometimes, or related to eye surgery and conditions. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate this to provide the best treatment. Read more...