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  • Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial disease often characterised by a reduction in the quality or quantity of tears.
  • Symptoms include irritation (the sensation of having a foreign object in the eye), tired eyes, burning, stinging sensations and some vision fluctuation or disturbance.
  • Treatment options typically include eye drops, gels or ointments, lid hygiene or warm compresses. For more severe cases, there are options for oral medications, surgical or non-surgical procedures.

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Reviewed on: 08-11-2023