Dry-Eye syndrome is a common pathology affecting between 5 and 15% of the population (up to 30% of certain population groups), with a prevalence which is linked to age and modern living conditions.


In general,ocular dryness is associated with an impairment of the lachrymal film, either in the from of the insufficient production of tears or the excessive evaporation of the latter (evaporative from). The evaporative form of this pathology accounts for 80% of patients affected by ocular dryness. in this case, the condition is mainly attributable to a deficiency in the outer lipid layer of the lachrymal film, which is secreted by the meibomian glands, resulting in the excessive evaporation of tears, instability of the lachrymal film and inflammatory response in the conjunctiva.

The results is an increasing in vision disorders, with burning sensations or feeling of a foreign body in the eye. if the process accelerates, the discomfort becomes permanent, resulting in the paradoxical secretion of tears. Anatomical changes may occur, including atrophy of the meibomain glands orifices, punctuated by episodes of infection: sties, meibomian cysts, secondary conjunctival infections and, in the most severe cases, micro-ulceration of the corneal epithelium. 

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