Do I Have Dry Eye Disease?

Symptoms That Can Be Signs of Dry Eye Disease

If you experience one or more of the following symptoms you may be suffering from dry eye disease:

  • Eye and eyelid irritation (foreign body sensation like an eyelash or grain of sand)
  • Itchiness of the eye
  • Stinging/burning of the eye
  • Dryness of the eye
  • Tearing of the eyes
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent styes
  • Waxing and waning symptoms
  • Eye fatigue and heaviness

What causes dry eye symptoms to occur?

  • Not producing enough tears (auto-immune disorders)
  • Producing enough tears however the tears are not staying on the eye and are evaporating too quickly (commonly caused by rosacea, blepharitis, or environmental factors)
  • Eyelid positioning (eyelids that do not close all the way)

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