Dec. 14, 2015

When someone presents dryness in the eyes, the eyes do not have enough lubrication and there is a sensation of pruritus or irritation.

This can be related to:

  • Blepharitis
  • Dry Eye syndrome
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Pinguecula and pterygiu

The symptoms and possible eye-related conditions listed in this section are for general reference only and doesn’t include all the symptoms of visual ailments or possible related conditions or diseases. If you have any unusual symptoms related to your eyes, consult your ophthalmologist.

It is important to remember that many people do not know they have eye diseases, as there are often no warning signs or symptoms, or it is assumed that poor vision is part of the natural aging process. Early detection and treatment of eye problems are the best way to maintain healthy vision throughout your life. In many cases, blindness and loss of vision can be prevented.

The Academy recommends that adults who do not have signs or risk factors for eye diseases should have a general vision examination at 40 years of age. In people of any age with symptoms or at risk of developing eye diseases, the Academy recommends that you see your ophthalmologist to determine how often your eyes should be examined