There are various causes for dry eyes which include allergy, pollution, Advancing age, hormonal changes, prolonged use of television, phone amongst other things.
NO! There are many newer modalities available like laser therapy or heat therapy which help to reduce the dependency on drops.
NO! The treatments are painless and take less than 20 mins to complete.
Although it is more common in the older age group it does affect people of all ages. With the increased use of computer and mobile screens dry eye in the form of computer vision syndrome is affecting the younger generation too.
The aim of the surgery is to reduce the dependency on glasses. However, in Majority of the cases the patients can see comfortably without glasses.
In a small percentage of people there is a chance for the number to return. However, a touch up laser can be done in cases where there is enough corneal tissue.
Surgery can be performed in patients over 18 years of age in whom the refractive error has been stable for over a year and who desire to be glasses free
The patient may have blurred vision, decreased vision with frequent change in glasses. It is often associated with rubbing of the eye and allergy.
Yes, in most cases it affects both the eyes though both may not be affected at the same time to the same grade.
It is usually seen in children and teens or cases with hormonal changes. It usually stabilizes in the late twenties