Dry eyes is a common eye problem. Most people suffer from mild dry eyes and can be managed with simple eye drops. But excessive dryness can lead to serious eye problems. It can scar the cornea, impairing vision and damaging the tissues. Significant dryness can lead to greater chance of infection, breakdown of the corneal barriers and perforation of the cornea.
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.