Dry Eye Management
- Causes of dry eye disease
Dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film, which usually because of insufficient tear production or instability of tears quality.
- Signs and symptoms of dry eye disease
The ocular symptoms can be varied among individuals depending on the etiology and severity of dry eye. Most common signs and symptoms include blurry vision, red eye, burning sensation, foreign body sensation, and watery eye etc.
- Assessment of dry eye disease
The assessment includes history taking, assessment of ocular symptoms by validated symptom questionnaire, comprehensive external ocular health examination, and tear assessment.
- Management of dry eye disease
With respect to the assessment results, practitioners will recommend appropriate treatment options to the patients, including artificial tears eye drops, warm compress, punctual plug, dietary supplement, lid hygiene, and specialty contact lens fitting etc.