✓ Vitamin D3
Studies found that vitamin D supplementation decreases ocular surface inflammation and Vitamin D deficiency may cause dry eye. Studies have reported dry eye syndrome (DES) to be a localized autoimmune disease and vitamin D can help to relieve the syndrome as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties.
✓ Vitamin E
People who like to take care of themselves naturally say that Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is really useful for dry eye syndrome by helping protect the eyes against damaging free radicals.
✓ Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are known among many people to have numerous benefits including helping those with Dry Eye Syndrome. Both flaxseed oil and fish oil are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids: Flaxseed oil is rich in ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) and Fish oil is high in EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
✓ Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that are widely used in the management of eye diseases and eye health. Indeed, many studies have suggested that lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of various eye diseases, such as dry eye syndrome. You can find Lutein and Zeaxanthin naturally in many food like green leafy vegetables and other green or yellow vegetables. You can also take it as food supplements.
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and to normal metabolism of vitamin A, which support the vision function of eyes. Indeed, it is said to play an essential role in the delivery of vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment for the eyes. It is why this mineral is known to be a pigment that protects your eyes and supports eye health, in general and in case of Dry Eye Syndrome.
✓ Vitamin B2
Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. They are used to support the vision function of eyes since they are known to be the key for good vision and a healthy functioning ocular surface. Many people are used to take this vitamin in case of Dry Eye Syndrome.
✓ Vitamin B Complex
Generally, Vitamin B Complex include Vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cobalamin), and choline. The complex is used in case of many health issues, such as Dry Eye Syndrome. People use this complex to have healthy eyes & vision.
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Dry Eye Syndrome
Our eyes are protected by a film of tears that moisturises them and ensures their comfort. But when this film is missing, various unpleasant symptoms can appear and cause irritation. What are the causes? How can we prevent them?
Dry eye is a disease that consists of a deficit in the quantity of tears and/or a deterioration in the quality of tears, producing inflammation of the surface of the eye, making the eyes painful and inflamed. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, the dry eye syndrome medical term. It is usually bilateral and is more common in women than in men, especially during and after the menopause.
Can dry eye syndrome be fixed?
Yes, there is good dry eye syndrome treatment, but it depends of the types of dry eye. Naturally, good eye hygiene is essential, artificial tears are recommended, and anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops are recommended if the dryness has resulted in an infection. But to relieve the patient, the glands must also be unblocked. This can be done by massaging the eyelids, rubbing them with small lateral movements, with the eyes facing upwards to act on the lower eyelids, and downwards for the upper eyelids. You can also try the latest treatment for dry eye syndrome with new devices and technologies but the safest way is to use home remedies.
What is the main cause of dry eyes?
Whether it’s a burning sensation in the eye after a long day of staring at a computer screen or eye sensitivity after a sunny afternoon of cycling, these dry eye symptoms are uncomfortable and often annoying.
In general, there are three main reasons why you may be experiencing dry eye syndrome. Here are some dry eye causes:
- Your eyes may not produce enough tears: The simplest explanation is that your body simply does not produce enough normal tears to keep your eyes hydrated. This condition, called aqueous deficiency dry eye, occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough tears to keep the surface of the eyes moist or healthy. This could be due to age, certain medications, a medical condition or even the use of screens.
- Tears may evaporate from your eyes too quickly: Tears may evaporate too quickly because of their quality or the environment (for example, a heated or air-conditioned place). It may also be due to lacrimal glands not functioning properly, producing tears that do not contain enough of the water component.
- The balance of your tears may be altered: Tears are made up of a complex mixture of ingredients that keep the eyes hydrated, lubricated and clean. If the balance of these ingredients is altered, the tears do not work as they should and you may experience dry eyes. This can happen if you have a blocked gland or if you have certain skin conditions such as rosacea.
What is the most dominant symptoms in dry eye syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome symptoms can be different from person to person. You may experience different symptoms at different times, but in general you may experience the following symptoms:
- Burning or stinging eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- Feeling of grit in the eyes or itching of the eyes; you may feel as if something is in your eye
- Eye fatigue or blurred vision
- Tingling of the eyes
- Teary or sticky eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty driving in the evening
- Discomfort when wearing contact lenses
- It can cause blindness in worst cases
What can you do for dry eye syndrome?
Symptomatic treatment of dry eye syndrome involves moistening the eye by instilling artificial tears in the form of eye drops. Lubricating your eyes and wetting gels can also be applied several times a day depending on the degree of discomfort.
- Eye drops: When choosing eye drops, it is important to ensure that they do not contain any preservatives or excipients. Anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops can also be prescribed in case of infection or anti-allergy in case of allergy.
- Eyelid massage: Massage the eyelids and the inner corner of the eye: gently make small circular movements, with the eyes facing upwards, to act on the lower eyelids, then downwards for the upper eyelids. Then place a heated flannel on both eyes for 5 to 10 minutes, once or twice a day.
- Exercises: Several exercises can be used to relax and reduce the discomfort felt by, for example, placing one’s hands for a few minutes on the previously closed eyes. Another exercise consists of yawning several times in a row in order to tense and then relax the muscles surrounding the eyes, allowing for a better distribution of tears over the eyes.
- Take vitamins, minerales and omegas.
You can find more information about prevalence, assessment, and management of dry eye disease on: Pubmed studies.