Brief Summary: Dry Eye And Its Effects On The Human Body

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DRY EYES SYNDROME Description It represents a diverse group of conditions characterized by symptoms of ocular discomfort and is associated with decreased tear production and/or abnormally rapid tear film evaporation. Abnormality in preocular tear film results in ocular surface damage and dry eyes and affects 15% in elderly, especially females and 20-30% in contact lens wearers. Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. Dry eye can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period of time, and it can decrease tolerance for dry environments, such as the air inside an airplane. Other names

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