Dry, burning,
red, and
fatigued eyes?

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Dry eye syndrome

Do your eyes burn, are they scratchy or itchy? Nowadays, more than 20% of the world’s population suffer from dry eye (sicca syndrome), 40% of whom wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. The complaints are diverse and triggered by the strain of our modern lifestyles. Conventional treatment methods only provide short-term relief of the symptoms. And this is where the Eye Service comes in: This treatment method not only eliminates eye pain, but also the cause of the problem, and thus helps achieve long-term improvement.

What causes sicca syndrome?

Tear film damaged

Dry eyeresults mostly from damage to the tear film – more specifically, from a dysfunction of the meibomian glands. These glands secrete lipids (a fat-containing secretion) to the tear film that prevent the evaporation of the lacrimal fluid. If the meibomian glands function only to a limited extent, not enough lacrimal fluid will be produced or too much lacrimal fluid will be evaporated.

Watery layer
Is produced by the lachrymal glands.
Fatty layer
Is produced by the Meibomian glands.
Mucous layer
Lies directly on the eyeball and is secreted by the conjunctiva.

Watery layer
Is produced by the lachrymal glands.

Fatty layer
Is produced by the Meibomian glands.

Mucous layer
Lies directly on the eyeball and is secreted by the conjunctiva.

Permanent stress for our eyes.

Permanent stress for our eyes.

Negative environmental influences

The stimulus satiation caused by electronic media has increased massively in recent years. In addition, the dysfunction of the meibomian glands is triggered by a number of negative environmental factors.

This dysfunction is triggered by negative environmental influences. The causes of dry eye syndrome include, e.g.:

о intensive work at computers
о pollution
о aging process
о eye surgery
о diet
о dry indoor air
о hormone imbalances
о pharmaceutical drugs

This dysfunction is triggered by negative environmental influences. The causes of dry eye syndrome include, e.g.:

о intensive work at computer terminals
о pollution
о aging process
о eye surgery
о diet
о dry indoor air
о hormone imbalances
о pharmaceutical drugs

The troubles are manifold.

What problems are encountered?

Dry, burning, itchy, sticky, red, permanently fatigued, and – paradoxically – also watery eyes are signs of the sicca syndrome. Also problems with wearing contact lenses and pronounced sensitivity to light can occur. Apart from eye pain as mentioned above, more serious complications such as infections, styes, or corneal ulcers can appear over time.

Stinging and sandy eyes

 

Enlarged veins

 

Constant watering

 

Sensitivity to light

 

Limited vision

 

Problems when wearing contact lenses

 

Blepharospasm

What to do against dry eyes?

Prevention makes sense!

The Eye Service combats the causes of dry eye, but it also acts prophylactically – it comes in even before any eye paincan develop. This is why the treatment also makes sense for children who, due to their heavy use of electronic media, are part of the risk group. The Eye Service ensures that such eye health problems will not develop in the first place.