Dry Eyes

Introduction

The Dry-eyes occurs due to decreased secretion of tears in the eyes’ tear glands.

Types

Primary: Where the problem is inherent and the tear glands secrete less amount of tears.

Secondary: Where the tear glands secrete less tears due to some systemic problem or auto-immune disease or some medications.

Symptoms

Symptoms of dry eyes and dry eye syndrome include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Aching sensations
  • Heavy eyes
  • Fatigued eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Dryness sensation
  • Red eyes
  • Photophobia

Causes

  • Aging
  • Increased symptoms in dry weather and environment and better in humid weather and environment like rainy days and in the shower
  • Hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can cause dry eyes
  • Antihistamines, sedatives, diuretics, Tricyclic antidepressants, phenothiazines, beta-blockers, nasal decongestants, atropine ,pain relieving opiates such as morphine and birth control pills can cause dry eyes
  • Sjogrens’ syndrome
  • Sensory denervation
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Wegeners’ Granulaomatosis
  • Diabetics are at an increased risk of dry eyes
  • Thermal or chemical burns
  • Bulging eyes
  • Drooping Eyelid
  • LASIK, refractive surgeries
  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Trachoma
  • Diphtheric keratoconjunctivitis

Homoeopathic treatment

Homeopathy can play a vital role in addressing this disease and causing better secretion of tear glands.

 

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