Dry eye is a common eye condition clinically described as the decline in the quantity or quality of tears on the surface of the eye. The tear film can be considered to consist of three layers. The most superficial layer is the oil layer (lipid layer) produced by the oil glands in the lids. These oil glands are called meibomian glands. This oil layer coats the tear film retarding evaporation. The aqueous (water) component of the tear film is secreted by the lacrimal glands located in the upper part of the bony orbit. Every time we blink, you naturally replenish the thin layer of tears covering your eyes. Dry eyes occur when the system that produces your tears breaks down. This causes the clear tissue that covers the opening of your eye (cornea), or parts of it, to dry out.
Some people don't produce enough tears to keep their eyes comfortably lubricated. Common causes of dry eyes include:
Dry eyes usually affect both the eyes. The symptoms may include:
Dry eye is commonly seen more in the following groups
Dry eye is a chronic, progressive disease that affects the surface of the eye. Without treatments, the symptoms may ebb and flow, but there is likely progressive damage occurring to the front surface of your eye. If left untreated, dry eyes can become dangerous. It is therefore important to consult an eye doctor at the right time and start the treatment for dry eyes. The treatment is tailored as per the severity and the cause behind it.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Eye check-up rooms and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalised care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambience complement the cutting-edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.
About Dr. Neeraj Israni-
Dr. Neeraj Israni is a Cataract and Refractive surgeon. He is trained from the best eye institutes of the country. He is a very diligent eye specialist and researcher. Other eye doctors appreciate him not just for his clinical skills but other skills like video making etc. He has won numerous national and international awards.