Dry Eye Research

Dry eye occurs either when your eyes don’t make enough tears or the quality of the tears is poor. It can occur in up to 30% of the population but is more common in females, people over 40 years of age, computer users, contact lens wearers and individuals who have had eye surgery.  Additionally, some medications have been shown to cause dry eye.

The most common symptoms of dry eye are burning, itching, tearing or foreign body sensation.  These can make contact lens wear more difficult. Common treatments range from over-the-counter rewetting drops to prescription medications. Dry eye research is aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms, as well as developing long-term, effective treatments for this highly prevalent condition.

For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.