Dry eye syndrome is the most common reason for a visit to an eye doctor
It is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface that results in a wide range of symptoms, including discomfort, visual disturbance, tear film instability and potential damage to the ocular surface. There is increased osmolarity of the tear film and quite often a chronic inflammation of the ocular surface.
Dry eye syndrome is a malfunction of patient¨s Lacrimal Functional Unit, which comprises the lacrimal glands and ocular surface. The ocular surface consists of cornea, conjunctiva and meibomian glands and eyelids, together with nerves that link them.