What is Dry Eye?
Dry, itchy eyes, or “Dry Eye Syndrome” is the most common complaint that eye doctors hear from patients. Americans of both sexes, of all ages, and of all racial backgrounds have mild or severe instances of dry itchy eyes.
The eyes often reflect a larger problem that needs to be treated systemically.
Dry itchy eyes are often related to other health conditions in the body such as other mucous membrane dryness, brittle nails, and in interior surfaces like the joints. The condition can be an indicator of digestive imbalances or of serious autoimmune diseases, like Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus erythematosus.