Dry Eye Institute

Will I have dry eye for life?

Is there a difference between “Dry eye” and Dry eye disease”? Absolutely! Have you ever got off a flight only to have your eyes feel dreadful for the next few days following? This temporary assault to your ocular system is quite common and normally resolves itself within a few days of lubricants and rest. The difference between temporary dry eye and dry eye disease is the entry to the vicious cycle or having toxic tears. Once someone is in this cycle we class dry eye as dry eye disease as the normal tear film in unable to support normal homeostasis. Getting a patient out of the vicious cycle becomes the main priority in this case to prevent future damage.

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