Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic progressive condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears. Tears are made of water, oil and mucus and an adequate layer of tears on the surface of the eyes play a vital role in keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable.
The condition is caused by lack of enough lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. The outcome of dry eyes may be mild but may also lead to persistent irritation, inflammation and even scarring of the eye surface. In severe cases, dry eyes can damage and impair vision.