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Dry Eyes Help is on the Way

Posted by Jane Jansen on

Dry Eyes Help is on the Way

Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca),  is one of the most common conditions diagnosed by eye doctors, and is characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eye and dryness of the eye's corneal surface. This can happen when the eye doesn't produce enough tears to keep its exposed surface moist. If the cornea dries out, it can ulcerate (break down and become scratched), giving bacteria, viruses, and other harmful organisms tiny hiding places in which to multiply. It can also occur because the composition of the tears is abnormal. If you've ever tasted your own tears, you know that they're...

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