Dry Eye

Dry Eye Sydrome

Dry Eye Sydrome is a very common condition that affects a lot of people around the world.

Some of the symptoms could include:

  • Scratchy eyes
  • Burning sensation
  • Intermittent blurry vision
  • Watery eyes
Dry eyes are prevelant when the tear glands do not function optimally, or the tears evaporate from the surface of the eye too quickly.

Various factors can play a part in causing dry eyes.

Environmental factors:

  • Dry weather conditions
  • Wind/smoke
  • Air conditioning
  • Long hours in front of the computer
  • Contact lens wear
  • Reading for long hours
Physiologial factors:
  • Immune System disorders
  • Natural aging process
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diabetes
When considering Laser Eye Surgery, we will first treat Dry Eye Sydrome to be sure of optimal ocular health. There are various methods of treatment that your Dr van Aswegen will discuss with you.

Before your appointment we need you to please:

  • - Not wear your contact lenses at least 3 days before the appointment
  • - We will arrange a Pentacam and Oculyzer scan at the Cape Eye Hospital
  • - If you know your contact lens script, please bring it with you