Articles Tagged: keratitis sicca

Dry Eyes Syndrome – Will Laser Surgery Help Me?

Dry Eyes SyndromeDry eyes syndrome affects between 1 and 4 million Americans. When a person has dry eyes syndrome, their eyes do not make enough tears to keep the eyeball properly lubricated. Keratitis sicca is a form of dry eyes. As people age, tear production often slows down. They may experience a burning sensation or the feeling that there is a foreign object in the eye. The eye may become bloodshot. Blepharitis, which is inflammation of the inside or outside of the eyelid, is a contributing factor in dry eyes syndrome.

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.

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.