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Dry eye is a chronic condition where your eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to a dry, irritated, and uncomfortable feeling. Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the glands in your eyelids that produce oil for your tears become blocked or dysfunctional, also contributing to dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, often caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, and can lead to redness, itching, and a gritty sensation in the eyes.

Say Goodbye to Itchy Eyes this Allergy Season

Allergy season may have you rubbing your eyes more than normal. Common symptoms are itchy and watery eyes, however some people even have dry eyes when their allergies flare up. So what can you do to prevent and treat those allergy symptoms?

Dry eyes commonly affect people of all ages. Various environmental factors can cause this condition, such as exposure to smoke, prolonged screen time, and low humidity. Some medical conditions like autoimmune diseases and allergies also play a role. Hormonal changes can also cause dry eyes. Identifying these causes can help you find an ideal solution to stopping your eyes from being so dry.

Dry eye is a widespread problem that makes the eyes feel uncomfortable. It happens when eyes do not make enough tears or when tears dry up too fast. Different seasons can make dry eye worse at different times.

Dry Eye Disease is a very common problem in people who take certain medications or have been diagnosed with some medical conditions. It is even more prevalent in areas with certain environmental factors like dry and hot weather. Working in Laredo for the last 3 years has shown me that almost everyone has some signs or symptoms of dry eyes, allergies, or a systemic condition that puts you at risk for dry eye in the future.

Dry Eye Disease is a general term used for a multitude of problems on the surface of the eye. The main contributor of dry eye disease is bacteria build up that begins from the day we are born. Over time that bacteria build-up leads to a severe cascade of events that leads to that dry eye or ocular surface disease that leads to symptoms such as...

Eyelid margins are an integral part of our eyes. They are the thin edge of the eyelid, specifically where the eyelashes emerge.