Dry eye is a common and uncomfortable condition with persistent symptoms that include redness, itching, and pain.
It has a significant impact on a patients quality of life, and unfortunately, far too many people struggle with this condition on a daily basis. In fact, researchers estimate that 6.8% of Americans have dry eye disease: thats 16.4 million people!
And, thats only diagnosed cases. There are doubtlessly millions more that are unaware of their symptoms, or who have given up hope for resolving this debilitating condition. Ophthalmologists across the country will tell you that dry eye treatments make up a significant percentage of their work, however, few have the understanding of the root cause of dry eye, and the ability to effectively manage the cause in order to resolve the symptoms.
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About Dry Eyes
Air conditioning, wind, contact lenses, and cold, moistureless air can deprive the eyes of their natural lubrication. But while some people have the luxury of only short-lived discomfort, others may find that their eyes are a constant source of aggravation. Its commonly thought that an absence of moisture is the cause of dry eye, when in fact, it is a symptom. Nevertheless, its important to understand how our eyes stay moist in order to understand the impact that dry eye has, and why Dr. Rynersons groundbreaking approach to treating this condition is so effective.