La sécheresse oculaire, c'est quoi ?

Mieux comprendre pour mieux la traiter !

Dry eye is a complex disease of the tear glands and surface of the eye that causes ocular discomfort, blurred vision and tear film instability which can lead to ocular surface damage.

In recent years, cases of dry eye have significantly increased due to deteriorating living conditions (pollution, computer screens, air conditioning, etc.).

Nowadays, almost one in three adults is concerned !

The two main forms of dry eye syndrome :

  • Evaporative Dry Eye : due to lipid tear deficiency (accounts for 80% of cases)
  • Aqueous Dry Eye : due to decreased aqueous tear production.

Les lentilles de contact : la raison de l’abandon

Une gêne est souvent ressentie au cours de la journée par les porteurs de lentilles, ce qui peut les pousser à les retirer.

Discomfort is often felt during the day by contact lens wearers, which may cause them to remove them. The symptoms usually felt are discomfort and dryness, up to the loss of lenses at the end of the day…

In order to make the wearing of lenses more comfortable, it is important to identify the source of the problem.

 

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Nos conseils pour soulager vos yeux secs

Certains changements simples, dans votre quotidien, peuvent vous aider à atténuer les symptômes de sécheresse oculaire.

  • Hydrate yourself!
  • Take regular breaks when reading or watching a screen.
  • Install an air humidifier.
  • Thoroughly clean your eyelids once or twice a day.
  • Adopt a diet rich in omega-3.
  • Avoid smoking and smoky places.
  • Do not expose yourself directly to a fan blowing.

Le bon usage de l'écran

Here some simple tips to relieve Eye strain.

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L’hygiène des paupières. Indispensable ?

L’hygiène des paupières, outre le fait d’éliminer les impuretés, va permettre de déboucher les glandes de Meibomius et donc de soulager la sécheresse oculaire.

The eyelids play an important role in protecting of the eyeball and spreading the tear film on the ocular surface through the blinking of the eyes. They also play a role in the expressiveness of the look and the face. It is therefore necessary to take care of it!

Rigorous eyelid hygiene is recommended for all (sensitive eyes, lens wearers…) but essential in case of dry eye, chalazion (meibomian cyst), stye or conjunctivitis to avoid any complications.

 

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