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CHRONIC DRY EYE
SHOULDN’T BE IN
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What is Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome What is Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome

WHAT IS CHRONIC
DRY EYE?

Chronic Dry Eye syndrome is a chronic condition with no permanent cure. It can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions, or environmental factors.

Eyes need tears to maintain the front surface of the eye. One type of Chronic Dry Eye disease is caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation.

You can't see the inflammation that causes this type of Chronic Dry Eye disease.

Tear glands become inflamed. Inflammation leads to reduced tear production (fewer tears). Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the surface of the eye.
Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome - Inflammation and Irritation Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome - Inflammation and Irritation

This cycle creates dryness and irritation.

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DRY EYE QUIZ

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Chronic Dry Eye Symptoms Chronic Dry Eye Symptoms

DIAGNOSING
CHRONIC DRY EYE

Chronic Dry Eye will not improve on its own. If you’re experiencing Chronic Dry Eye symptoms, don’t wait for your annual vision checkup. Make an appointment with either an ophthalmologist or an optometrist to get diagnosed and begin treatment as soon as possible.

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