Do you suffer from dry eyes? If so, you’re not alone. Many people all around the world deal with irritable, itchy, dry eyes every day. But what causes this issue? As the eye Dr in this video explains, it’s actually more complicated than you might think. Keep watching and reading below to learn more.
The doctor first explains that there are many different parts of the eye that need to be examined if someone is suffering from dry eyes. They first dive into the tear film, a three-layered feature of the eyes. The three layers of the tear duct are the lipid layer, the aqueous layer, and the mucous layer. That aqueous layer is what causes many cases of dry eyes in people. Some people find themselves to be aqueous deficient, and thus the water layer of their tear film is lacking. This problem is typically caused by age, LASIK surgery, medications, or an inflammatory problem.
The other major cause of dry eyes is evaporative problems. These problems can be caused by the environment around people (such as humidity and airflow), a poor blink rate, and contact lenses.
Overall, if you’re suffering from dry eyes, continue watching this video to learn more. When you’re ready for treatment, get in contact with a trusted eye Dr today.