Dry Eye Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kaushik Bharati
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 13, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for dry eye syndrome?

You should consult an ophthalmologist (eye specialist).

2. Can dry eye syndrome be painful?

If dry eyes occur due to inflammation and infections, it can be painful.

3. Can permanent vision loss occur due to dry eye syndrome?

No. But if untreated, it can cause permanent scarring of the surface of the eye, which can reduce vision appreciably.

4. How can the symptoms of dry eyes be eased?

Apply a warm compress on the eyes for a few minutes and repeat 2-3 times. Then wash the eyes with clean water. This will soothe and relax the eyes.

5. Can dry eye syndrome be dangerous?

Yes. If untreated, it can lead to scarring, inflammation and susceptibility to infections, which can cause photosensitivity and blurred vision.

6. Is fish oil helpful for dry eyes?

Yes. Fish oil is rich in omega-3-fatty acids, which can be helpful for dry eyes.

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