What are dry eye symptoms?


Dry eye symptoms are very variable–it could be simply just a feeling of gritty, itchy eyes, sore eyes, usually toward the end of the day. But sometimes it’s a bit more than that where your vision can be variable or change from time to time.

It can get worse when you are outdoors. You might find your eyes watering.

This is actually a secondary to dryness of the eye.

There are various other symptoms and a lot of times dry eye disease is diagnosed as something else, something like allergy in the eye or some other diseases, but in fact, it’s dry eye disease…

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We can tell if you have dry eye disease by asking you some standardized questions about what symptoms you experience. They are usually questions such as “When do you feel your eyes are dry? What exact symptoms do you feel? Do your eyes affect, for example, your reading, your driving? What makes your symptoms worse or better?” So these sorts of questions will guide us to find if you have dry eyes, or if it is another source or another disease.

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Mr Samer Hamada | Consultant Ophthalmologist and Corneal Surgeon

MD, MSc, DO (hons), FRCSEd, FRCOphth I am Samer Hamada, founder and consultant ophthalmic surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in ophthalmology. I am a world-renowned specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. I’m not only a leading surgeon but also the only dual fellowship trained in corneal diseases in children from reputable institutions in the UK. At Eye Clinic London I work closely with other consultant ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Our main aim is to make sure our patients get the safest and best treatments available to them. We put your safety before anything else so you can rest assured that if you choose us you will be in the best and safest hands.

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