The group of patients with dry eyes has expanded now, so you see younger patients, and you see older patients. Part of it has to do with the technology and computers and mobile devices available and everyone using it, which can cause what’s called digital eye strain. That eventually can make your eyes dry.
It’s not a surprise now that we see younger patients with dry eyes. Patients live longer, so you see those older patients coming with the severe dry eye disease. It can affect any age nowadays.
We’re seeing an increasing number of patients coming to us with dry eye disease.
The problem is, a lot of time, dry eye symptoms are confused with other diseases of the eye surface, therfore a thorough investigation must be done to find out if it is dry eye or not.