If you are not able to perform daily functions, if you are in constant pain and discomfort, if it is difficult for you to read or drive, if you are unable to work because of your Dry Eye symptoms, you may become depressed.

Try to keep things in perspective. If you have not yet been seen by a doctor, who can correctly diagnose and treat your condition and co-morbidities, that just means you haven’t found the right doctor yet.

If you have already started treatment under the care of an experienced professional, but you don’t understand why you don’t feel better immediately, remind yourself that this is a complex condition with many co-morbidities. Each needs to be treated in turn in order for you to feel better, and to have comfort restored to your eyes. It may take some time to break the Dry Eye cycle even after treatment has started because of the damage the disease has caused, and because some conditions take time to respond to treatment e.g.: supplementation with Omega 3 fatty acids to treat MGD.