The bright sparkle in someone’s eyes is more than just a reflection of one’s wit or intelligence. Rather it’s literal reflection or lustre of the smooth tear film coating the cornea. The description of a ‘rheumy’ eye refers to a loss of this smooth reflection and perhaps surrounding reflection.
If you have red, gritty eyes and intermittently blurry vision, this could be due to dry eye syndrome.
You should be examined to detect and treat the causes and symptoms of dry eyes. It’s usually not serious and the condition is responsive to maintenance treatment.
The tear film is the wet layer on the front surface, especially the cornea. It is part of a delicate eco-system at the front of the eye. The components of this eco-system are:
This group of symptoms is often referred to by the collective term of ‘dry eye syndrome’.
In most cases, the treatment involves addressing any of the underlying conditions, including decreasing inflammation, as well as the application of products to replace the missing fluid.
It is important you have your eyes examined to ensure that the dry eyes aren’t a symptom of something more serious.
We pride ourselves in high level of patient care, aiming to provide each patient with individualised attention from your first consultation and well beyond your eye surgery recovery.
Located conveniently in the centre of Ashfield (opposite the Holden Street entrance to Ashfield Mall), the clinic is only 5 minutes from the train station.
Ground Floor, 2 Holden St
Ashfield, Sydney, NSW 2131