HEALTH

Dry Eye Syndrome Sufferers Can Avail Of Several Treatments

People in Hong Kong who have underwent laser vision correction Glasgow but suffer from the side-effect of dry eye syndrome have been given more options for treatment.

A common treatment for dry eye syndrome is to receive insertions to plug the tear cut and prevent tears from drainage. These insertions can be a variety of things such as dissolvable collagen, removable silicone, acrylic, or even permanent ones. Another treatment is for patients to have their tear ducts closed.

Over 500,000 people in Hong Kong suffer from the disease. Dry eye syndrome happens when there is a lack or insufficiency of moisture on the eye surface due to a decrease in tear production or an increase in the tear film evaporation.

Symptoms of this disease may be dryness, burning, itchiness, and irritation. In some cases, it may also cause the eye to water. These cause the person difficulty in performing daily activities such as reading and using the computer.

Dr. Marcus Marcet from the University of Hong Kong’s department of ophthalmology said that the disease might be caused by a variety of factors such as pollution, old age, and exposure to computers at home and at the office. It is also a side effect of laser eye surgery, which may cause nerve damage that prevents the eye from detecting dryness and would thus tend to cause lower tear production.

Marcet said that the people of Hong Kong should be informed of the availability of tear duct treatments, as many of them did not know of such treatment.

He also said that tear duct plug insertions can be safe based on a study conducted at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in which he contributed. According to Marcet, the purpose of the study was to make it clear to people about a product, which not many know or heard enough

According to the study, half of the users were able to get some relief from the symptoms. A good part of the users, however, suffered tearing and irritations. The study also said that non-permanent plugs were a better choice as the risk of irritation, irritation, and inflammation is lessened.

Market, recommends based on the study, that it is better for people with the disease to use eye drops and avoid dry arid areas to avoid dryness in the eye than to risk any complication and risks that tear duct plugs may cause.

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