When Tears can not lubricate the eyes properly talk about the condition of Dry Eye. A frequent pathology that appears for various causes and as a natural part of the aging process of each person. The most effective treatment alternative for this visual problem is the IPL device, which generates polychromatic pulsed light capable of generating uniform sequences and pulses of light to relieve symptoms caused by Dry Eye Syndrome. At Clínica Nivaria we have the latest technological advances to guarantee the best results
What is dry eye?
How to know if you have Dry Eye?
People suffering from Dry Eye syndrome can suffer from subtle eye irritation constantly, to significant inflammation and even scars on the front surface of the eye.
If you have any of the following sensations or symptoms you may suffer from Dry Eye: red eyes; eye fatigue or blurred vision; light sensitivity; difficulty wearing contact lenses; difficulty driving at night; prick, burning or itching sensation in the eyes; viscous mucus in or around the eyes; foreign body sensation in eyes and watery eyes.
What are the causes of having Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient moisture, lubrication or tears on the surface of the eye. Tears help keep the surface of the eyes lubricated, smooth and clean due to its complex mixture of water, fatty oils and mucus.
The decrease in the production of tears, the high evaporation of the same and imbalances in their composition are frequent causes of Dry Eye in many patients.
What are the symptoms of Dry Eye?
In general, ocular dryness is associated with the absence of the tear layer, either by insufficient tear production or excessive evaporation of it.
Suffering from Dry Eye produces vision disturbances, burning sensation, burning or foreign body in the eye. If the process is accelerated, the discomfort becomes permanent, resulting in a paradoxical and excessive secretion of tears.
Dry Eye can cause anatomical changes; atrophy of the orifices of the Meibomian glands triggering in episodes of infection such as styes, cysts, conjunctiva infections, and in severe cases microlacerations in the corneal epithelium. Therefore it is very important to go to ophthalmological control at least once a year to avoid possible complications
What to do to avoid the Dry Eye?
To prevent the onset of Dry Eye Syndrome, special attention should be paid to the situations that cause it and subsequently avoid them to avoid its symptoms. As an example we can specify the following recommendations:
- Use artificial tears periodically.
- Place the computer screen below eye level.
- Prevent the air from blowing in your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses and eye protection.
- Rest your eyes periodically.
- Periodically go to an ophthalmologic review.
What is good for burning and eye pain?
En Nivaria Clinic we have the best technology to reduce the discomfort caused by Dry Eye Syndrome, pathology that generates burning and eye pain. In addition to the IPL device to reduce the discomfort of the Dry Eye our specialists will give you recommendations of lifestyle changes and eye drops that will help you feel more comfortable.