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Dry Eye Center

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

To help keep your eyes and your vision optimal, a normal, thin film of tears coats your eyes, which is made up of three layers. The innermost consist of mucus, the middle is a watery layer and the top most superficial layer is a very thin layer of oils.

Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a common disorder of the tear film, affecting a significant percentage of the population, especially those older than 40 years of age. DES can affect any race and is more common in women than in men.

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is characterized by decreased tear production due to inflammation.

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