There are many causes of dry eye disease. Some of the causes include ocular trauma, ocular surgeries such as corneal transplant surgery and LASIK surgery, auto immune diseases such as arthritis and many systemic…

Dry Eye Disease And The Need To Keep Our Eyelids and Eyelashes Clean

There are many causes of dry eye disease. Some of the causes include ocular trauma, ocular surgeries such as corneal transplant surgery and LASIK surgery, auto immune diseases such as arthritis and many systemic and ocular medications. Many patients develop dry eye disease for no apparent reason. Just getting older is anther reason why patients develop dry eye disease also known as ocular surface disease. 

Many patients develop dry eye disease due to blocked or atrophied meibomian glands. These glands reside in our eyelids. The meibomian glands produce the oils so necessary for a healthy tear film. It is these oils that prevent our tears from evaporating and exposing the delicate corneal tissues underneath the tear film from evaporating. A healthy tear film and healthy meibomian glands start with clean eyelids and eyelashes. If the eyelid margins and eyelashes are not kept clean, inflammation and atrophy of the meibomian glands can take place.
 
 
Behind the eyelashes on the eyelid margins lie the very small openings through which the oils secreted by the 
meibomian glands exit the eyelids and join the other components of our tear film. If these opening get blocked, dry eye disease or ocular surface disease will gradually take place.
 
In the photos note the condition of the eyelids and eyelashes. These patients have chronic dry eye disease.
 
Summary
Dry Eye Disease And The Need To Keep Our Eyelids and Eyelashes Clean
Article Name
Dry Eye Disease And The Need To Keep Our Eyelids and Eyelashes Clean
Description
There are many causes of dry eye disease. Some of the causes include ocular trauma, ocular surgeries such as corneal transplant surgery and LASIK surgery, auto immune diseases such as arthritis and many systemic and ocular medications. Many patients develop dry eye disease for no apparent reason. Just getting older is anther reason why patients develop dry eye disease also known as ocular surface disease. 
Author
Publisher Name
eyefreedom.com
Publisher Logo