Older adults tend to experience dry eyes more regularly than younger people. The water layer of tears is sometimes out of balance, a condition known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). It is also known as dry eye syndrome.
It’s important to speak with your eye doctor promptly if you have chronic or regular dry eyes as the condition could ultimately impair your vision. The itchy, burning, gritty, stinging sensation is so uncomfortable that finding a way to relieve the feeling is very important.
Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain healthy eyes. Mostly treatment includes eye drops and adding moisture to your eyes using specially-formulated tear solutions.
Surgery is possible for those with more serious versions of this condition.
Who gets dry eyes? Women are more likely to have dry eyes.