Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians. It can be caused by several factors, including the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eye.

Detection and Treatment

Symptoms of dry eye include redness, burning, excessive tearing, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and foreign body sensations. One of the most common causes of dry eye is the normal aging process; environmental factors, contact lens use, certain medical conditions and medications may also contribute. Dry eyes are more pronounced in persons who have reduced blink frequency, such as persons who frequently use the computer. Patients may also have increased discomfort after periods of reading, driving, or watching TV. The physicians at Weill Cornell are experienced and committed to the treatment of dry eyes and related ocular surface disorders. We take a multifaceted approach and address tear production, quality, distribution, drainage, and maintenance. Careful management by our eye care professionals can significantly improve a patient's symptoms and quality of life.


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