DRY EYE SYNDROME - CAUSES AND CURE
Are you facing “Dry Eye Syndrome”? Here are some remedies for it:
People above 50 years are at higher risk of dry eye condition. It commonly occurs among men of 50-plus age and women above 55-60. If menopause occurs at an early age, then the chances of developing dry eye syndrome during winter weather gets increased even among middle-aged women.
It is necessary to prevent and manage dry eyes. Some of the steps that one should practice are:
· Artificial tears, also known as tear substitutes, should be applied at least four times a day. They may be used as often as necessary – only once or twice a day, or as often as several times an hour.
· Run a humidifier to put moisture back into the air.
· Patients should wear sunglasses to protect eyes from cold wind and excess light.
· If the conditions aggravates, use lubricating ointment at bedtime.
· Keep the home environment humid, between 30-50%. During winter, a humidifier may be used to and moisture to dry indoor air. Additional humidity can be created by wearing special glasses that form a moisture chamber around the eyes.
· Add more Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil supplement sto our diet.
· Eat plenty of fish and foods with vitamin A, E, C.
· Drink extra fluids and use a hot or cold air humidifier.
· Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.
· Green tea and chrysanthemum tea are beneficial for eyes and prevent eyes fatigue.