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Dry Eye: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Dry Eye: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Dry eye is an uncomfortable condition that causes itchy burning sensation in the eyes. It is more common in females due to hormonal changes. If you suffer from dry eye, contact lenses may feel more uncomfortable.

Before explaining dry eye, we need to discuss tear production and the importance of tears.

Tears are produced in the lacrimal gland. This tear gland comprises the middle layer of the tear film. There are two types of tears, the first type is Reflex Tears that are a reaction to foreign objects like dust or emotional reaction. The second type is Basal Tears. They protect the eye from drying out and the cornea from damage. Your eyes constantly shed basal tears, even when you don’t notice.




•Itchiness, grittiness and burning

•Blurry vision

•Foreign body sensation

“If not treated, dry eye may cause infections and could impact vision”


When you visit Sharif Eye Centers for treatment, we’ll do one or more of the following to treat the condition:

•Prescribe medication

•Unblock tear ducts 

•Perform eyelid repair

•E-Eye Sessions

What is E-Eye?

E-Eye is the pioneering technology to treat dry eye syndrome due to MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). E-Eye generates Intense Regulated Pulsed Light by producing perfectly calibrated and homogeneously sequenced light pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely set to stimulate the Meibomian glands in order for them to return their normal function. E-Eye is the medical solution to treat and to prevent dry eyes.

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