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What is Dry eye?(Eye information)


Woman applying eye drops to prevent dry eyes

What kind of illness is dry eye?

Dry eye is a disease in which tears are not evenly distributed due to an insufficient amount of tears, which is essential for protecting the eyes, or an imbalance in the quality of tears, which can cause scratches on the surface of the eyes. .. So to speak, dry eye is a disease of tears. The number of dry eye patients is increasing due to the aging of the population, the use of air conditioners, the use of personal computers and smartphones, and the increase in contact lens wearers.


The role of tears

"Tears" cover the surface of the eyes and act like a barrier to protect the eyes.

There are various causes of dry eye, but especially when using a computer, contact lenses, air conditioner, etc., tears easily evaporate, become unstable, and damage the cells on the surface of the eye.

In addition, "blinking" acts as a stimulus to stimulate the secretion of tears, causing tears to spread evenly on the surface of the eyes.

>Drying prevention

>Washing

>Sterilization

>Nutrition Supply

>Keeps the surface of the black eyes smooth




What are the symptoms of dry eye?

>Eyes get tired easily

>Dry eyes

>Things look hazy

>My eyes are rugged and uncomfortable.


Feel my eyes are dry

If you feel your eyes are dry due to a computer, video game, or detailed work, you may have less blinking and less tears.

Dry eyes are prone to damage (scratches) on the surface of the eye and, if left untreated, can damage the health of the cornea and conjunctiva as well as the surface of the eye.

Severe dry eye may be associated with "Sjogren's syndrome," which is common among middle-aged women.


Things look hazy

In patients with dry eye, even if they have good eyesight, their appearance may be affected, such as "things look hazy." It is a phenomenon that occurs due to instability of tears due to various factors, and it is a case where the mark of the visual acuity test looks hazy as shown in the illustration.

Dry eye not only "drys" and "tires", but can also affect how you look.


Feeling of strangeness in my eyes

In the case of dry eye, the amount of tears that protect the eyes is reduced, and the quality of the tears is out of balance, resulting in a feeling of looseness and foreign body sensation.


Tired eyes

Have you ever felt that your eyes get tired? The symptomatology may be dry eye.

Dry eye is a disease in which the amount of tears that protect the eyes is insufficient and the nature of tears is out of balance, which can cause scratches on the surface of the eyes. It's a minor symptom, so don't judge yourself as "I'm tired ...", but go to an ophthalmologist once.






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