Dry Eye Syndrome
Diminished tear secretion occurs with increasing age as well as auto-immune diseases.
Symptoms may include chronic irritation, redness or itching. Dry eye symptoms are treated with prescription eyedrops (Restasis, Xiidra), artificial tear eyedrops and punctal plugs.
Many people report relief from nutritional supplements, which may address both the quality and quantity of the tear film.
These supplements may be used to alleviate symptoms in chronic dry eye, as well as dry eye symptoms associated with contact lens use and following LASIK.