Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) is a disease with potential consequences for your eyes.
The symptoms of CDE disease – dryness, stinging, itching, burning, a gritty or sandy sensation, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing, blurry vision, or difficulty seeing at night – can limit your ability to perform daily activities that involve your eyes.
And over time, if not managed properly, CDE may worsen and have potential consequences for your eyes – damage to the eye surface, increased risk of eye infection, and impaired vision.
The good news is that there are management options available for CDE. If you think you have CDE disease, it’s important to make an appointment to talk with your eye doctor.