Dry eyes syndrome, simply known as dry eyes or Keratoconjunctivitis (medical term), is a condition in which the eyes are unable to produce tears – and as a result, the eyes don’t get the lubrication they need. Tears keep the eyes moist and also protect them from dust and irritants. But, what causes eye dryness? There’s not just one but a combination of reasons leading to the loss of tears. It mostly occurs when a person does not blink for a long time. Staying in front of the television, computer or mobile screen forces the eyes to stay wide open. This essentially evaporates your tears. The dry eyes syndrome symptoms are redness, itching, and eye irritation. If the eyes aren’t well lubricated, it can lead to other eye diseases or permanent damage.
What Causes Dry Eyes?
- Less blinking
- Living in less humid areas
- Systemic diseases
- Certain medications
- Eyelid issues
- Deficiency in Vitamin A and/or D
- Eye irritation
What Are The Dry Eyes Syndrome Symptoms?
- Aching and heavy eyes
- Fatigued eyes
- Itching in the eyes
- Sore eyes
- Blurred vision
- Watery eyes
- Feeling that something is in your eyes
Dry Eyes Home Remedies
1. Flaxseeds Oil Cures Dry Eyes.
Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids which are known to treat the dry eyes syndrome symptoms. So, you can use a cold compressed flaxseed oil itself. But, do not apply it on your eyes, take half a teaspoon orally.
2. Chamomile Tea Is Soothing.
Since chamomile tea is anti-inflammatory in nature, it effectively soothes the dry eyes syndrome symptoms. So, add a teaspoon of chamomile tea to a cup of boiling water. Steep the tea for about 5 minutes. Let it cool. Soak a cotton pad in it and squeeze out the excess. Regularly place it on your eyelids for a short while.
3. Fennel Compression Is Effective.
Fennel seeds have flavonoids as well as anethole, which act as anti-inflammatory agents. So, you can boil a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water. Allow it to steep and cool for some time. Dip a cotton pad in it and apply onto your eyelids for a few minutes.
4. Aloe Vera Is An Effective Remedy.
Dry eyes are a condition of eye irritation. However, aloe vera helps moisturize and cool the eyes. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature and contains antioxidants for the protection of the eyes. So, you can apply some aloe vera gel onto your eyelids or start taking it orally.
5. Olive Oil Massage On The Eyelids Is Useful.
Olive oil is nourishing and moisturizing. So, take a few drops of it and massage your eyelids gently. Cover the eyes with your hands for a couple of minutes. Repeat thrice every day to reduce eye irritation.
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