The cases of dry eyes also increase due to pollution and allergies
Burning, itching, the sensation of sand in the eyes. When tears are scarce, there lurks the ‘dry eye syndrome’. The cases of dry eyes have today increased significantly also because of air pollution, testifies Francesco Bandello, director of the Eye Clinic of the University Vita-Salute, San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
Glasses or contact lenses? What matters is control.
Lifestyle also has an essential influence on tear function, for example, working in air-conditioned or heavily ventilated or dry environments due to excessive heating and continuous activity on the PC. We must also not overlook the relationship with the increase in allergy cases in recent years.
But then, what to do? Artificial tears are the only substitute for the precorneal tear film. They are eye drops based on substances that have the cleansing, lubricating and wetting action of natural tears.