Dry Eye Affects up to 35% Worldwide

Dry Eye Syndrome affects between 5 and 35 percent of the population worldwide. In the US alone, some 5 million people, age 50 and over, suffer from chronic moderate-to-severe Dry Eye. Millions more suffer from the disease intermittently.

Dry Eye affects 35 percent worldwide

Sadly, the symptoms can make life miserable. They can affect the sufferer’s ability to live a normal life, earn a living, and even perform simple daily tasks. Severe cases can be extremely debilitating and even disabling.

A Website About Dry Eye Syndrome

In recent years, more and more television commercials and ads have been marketing eye drops intended to alleviate Dry Eye symptoms. However, many sufferers — especially those with more advanced cases of the disease — find no relief with these treatments. At the same time, eye care providers frequently offer little else besides warm compresses and eye lid wipes.

In other cases, doctors misdiagnose symptoms. Sometimes, doctors don’t seem to believe their patients. They may even tell patients the symptoms are psychosomatic or “all in their heads.” As a result, ignored by their doctors these bewildered patients — who know their pain is real — begin to lose hope.  Frustrated, they desperately search for information online, anywhere. Unfortunately, the information they find is often incorrect, outdated, or lacks credibility.

That is, until now.

This website, written from the perspective of patients who have experienced numerous debilitating symptoms and found treatment that alleviated these symptoms, provides credible information for Dry Eye patients. With accurate diagnoses and effective treatments, lives can be restored.

The purpose of our website, is to help the Dry Eye sufferer, their loved ones, and health care providers. Here, they can gain a comprehensive understanding of the disease. They can learn about its symptoms, the co-morbidities (diseases or conditions that occur at the same time) that are often present, and the various treatment options available.

Reference

The Epidemiology of Dry Eye Disease: Report of the Epidemiology Subcommittee of the International Dry Eye Workshop (2007)
The Ocular Surface
2007 Apr;5(2):93-107.
View the full report.

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