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Dry Eye: Practical advice for the care of this disease 12/5/2017

In august post, we spoke about the new clinic at CODET Vision Institute for the complete treatment of dry eye, unique in its type since it has the first and only technology in Mexico, and of which there are only a few in the United States, to treat one of the most common types of dry eye which is evaporative dry eye.

In this newsletter, we want to tell you even more about dry eye since there are more and more people every day that have this condition without knowing so.

In this video blog, Dr. Karla Butrón, dry eye specialist, tells us about what dry eye is in a very kind and charming manner.

Regarding dry eye, few people know that:

  • Dry eye is a disease in our tears. Dry eye can cause damage in the cornea since one of the main functions of tears is to protect the cornea. If the tears get sick, then it won’t be able to carry out its function and it can cause damage to the cornea.
  • Pain, burning and blurred vision are indicators (symptoms) that can let us know that we have dry eye. Another symptom is to have periods where there are too many tears followed by periods with few tears. However, it is not necessary for all these symptoms to appear to have dry eye.
  • It’s been calculated that up to 33% of the population in the world has dry eye. This condition is increasing due to the amount we spend on electronic devices with screens is also increasing. Since these require us to fix our vision for long periods of time, we usually not make the right time to relax and recover from them. Another factor that also contributes to dry eye is weather. For example, in times of Santa Ana winds in the CaliBaja region, the sensation of sand in the eye increases and this is an indicator of dry eye.
  • Dry eye is more common in women of climacteric age due to hormonal imbalance, in patients with autoimmune diseases (lupus, arthritis, etc.) or allergic diseases (dermatitis, rosacea). Even patients that have taken chemotherapy can have a greater risk of having dry eye.
  • Every day diet can also improve the quality of our tears.

The tips to take care of dry eye include avoiding medicine that can cause dry eye, keeping hydrated, eating omega-3 fat (fish, nuts), good rest and not smoking. All of these tips are given by Dr. Karla Butrón in this instructive educational video.

You can find more interesting information by clicking here. Enjoy this private session about dry eye which will help you to be more informed about the health of your eye and to go to the dry eye specialist should you ever need to.

The team here at CODET Vision Institute wants to wish you happy holidays and great health for next year. We hope to say hi to you in our next newsletter or face to face in your next visit to our facilities. Thank you very much and enjoy the end of the year!

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