New tech to treat dry eye syndrome launched in city

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.
New tech to treat dry eye syndrome launched in city

Chennai

A city hospital has introduced a comprehensive suite of new technology for the diagnosis and treatment of dry-eye syndrome. The Dry Eye Suite comprises of diagnostic and treatment systems designed to stimulate, restore, and maintain normal secretion of tears in the eyes.

The facility was inaugurated by D Jayakumar, Fisheries Minister. In India, the rate of prevalence of dry eye syndrome is estimated to be 5 to 15 per cent of the population.

Some of the major factors that have made it a common and often a chronic problem are the conditions of modern lifestyles where people stare at computers or mobile phone screens for long periods of time. There is overexposure to artificial lights, long-term use of contact lenses, and air pollution.

Dr Amar Agarwal, chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals said that when left untreated, dry eye can cause light sensitivity, blurred vision, and can also permanently harm vision.

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