Articles Tagged: contact lenses for dry eyes

Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes and Astigmatism

Contact Lenses for Dry EyesContact lenses for dry eyes and astigmatism require special consideration, because some types of contact lenses may irritate the eye, or be affected so that normal vision is not possible while wearing the contacts. Initially it was believed that anyone who has astigmatism or dry eyes could not be a candidate for contacts, and needed glasses instead. Cheap contact lenses available today have eliminated that myth, because both of these conditions can normally benefit from certain types of contacts.

Contact Lens Keratitis – How to Deal with This Condition?

Contact Lens KeratitisContact lens keratitis is an inflammation of the eye cornea caused by improper contact lens hygiene, cleaning, storage and mechanical abrasions that cornea experiences with each blink of an eye. Contact lens keratitis is diagnosed in approximately 60,000 people across the globe every year according to recent medical statistics.

Improper lens selection, rough insertion and removal can all contribute to corneal damage and to bloodshot eyes causes.

Sjogren’s Syndrome Symptoms – Top 10 Things You Need to Know!

Sjogren's Syndrome SymptomsSjogren’s syndrome symptoms were first described by a Swedish doctor Henrik Sjogren in 1933 but still remain one of the most challenging illnesses to diagnose and treat. Sjogren’s syndrome symptoms currently affect around 4,000,000 Americans, mostly women of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Sicca Syndrome Causes and Remedies

Sicca SyndromeSicca syndrome takes its name from Latin word “sicca”, meaning dryness. Sicca syndrome is described by uncomfortable burning, itching and gritty sensations present in the eyes affected by dry eyes syndrome.

Dry eyes syndrome accompanied by dry lips and mouth are the classical Sjogren’s syndrome symptoms that are caused by patient’s own immune system attacking tear and saliva producing glands. Sicca syndrome signs can also be present after a person undergoing a face radiation therapy necessary as part of cancer treatment, which in some cases destroys or impairs function of tear and salivary glands.