Dry Eye Syndrome
Red and itchy eyes are irritating and can distract you from enjoying your life. With the stinging and burning sensations, it is hard to take pleasure in enjoying the sights around you, let alone want to keep your eyes open.
Dry and bothered eyes can be caused by a number of things: allergies, prolonged contact use and straining your eyes. But dry eyes can also be caused by dry eye syndrome, which is a condition caused by an insufficient amount of tears that lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are a necessary part of maintaining healthy eyes. Besides providing lubrication and nourishment, tears also keep the eyes clean and essentially wash the cornea (the surface of the eye), keeping it clear. This is a common and chronic condition for older adults. At Cornea Consultants of Albany, we want all of our patients to live comfortably, free of dry and painful eyes, which is why we are dedicated to treating dry eye syndrome.