Dry Eye Information

Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms

Dry eye can be challenging to diagnose, because patient symptoms can vary greatly in both number and intensity. Some dry eye patients will exhibit both signs and symptoms; others may report symptoms but have no signs.

Signs and symptoms of dry eye can include one or more of the following:

Patient Symptoms

  • Dryness
  • Itchiness or scratchiness
  • Burning or stinging
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Grittiness
  • Fluctuating visual acuity
  • Tired eyes
  • General discomfort
  • Photophobia
  • Contact lens intolerance

Clinical Signs

  • Fast tear break-up time
  • Corneal surface damage
  • Conjunctival staining
  • Low tear meniscus
  • Tear debris
  • Hyperemia
  • Increased cytokines
  • Abnormal tear osmolarity

Dry eye sufferer

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