Dry Eye Syndrome

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome occurs when the tear glands produce fewer tears than are required to effectively lubricate your eyes, or when the tears are not properly produced leading to rapid evaporation. The condition can occur at any age, although dry eye syndrome is much more prevalent in older patients, especially post-menopausal women. Treatments include artificial tear drops, lubricating ointments, the placement of punctal plugs to slow the drainage of tears from the eye, or prescription medications such as Restasis or topical corticosteroids.