Does your eye ask for help?

Foreign body


Light sensitivity

Glued eyelids

Excessive tearing

Blurred vision


Acting promptly is important

Why do you suffer from dry eyes?

Do you spend 8 hours a day at the computer,
constantly straining your eyesight?
When you come home in relaxing moments, do you watch
TV or social networks on your mobile phone?
Your eyes are constantly in contact with screens and this is one of
the main factors causing dry eyes, among other causes.

Causes and most affected subjects

People with
chronic allergy

Menopausal women

Digital devices

Excessive use of
air conditioning


Wearers of
contact lenses

Use of systemic drugs


Cataract surgery

Autoimmune diseases

Use of eyedrops
for glaucoma

Refractive eye
surgery patients



How to identify and act on dry eye

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Doctors' Experiences...

Why is tear film important?

It is the most important factor in achieving high-quality visual results in refractive and cataract surgery,
so evaluation and management is a cornerstone to providing the excellent visual result that patients expect.

Healthy eye

1. Lipid layer

Limits tear evaporation, lubricates the eye and improves vision

2. Aqueous layer

Hydrates and nourishes the cornea

3. Mucous layer

Sticks the tears to the cornea

Dry eye

1. Lipid layer

The tears evaporate too quickly, as the lipid layer is damaged

2. Aqueous layer

Not enough tears are produced

3. Mucous layer

The tears no longer stick to the cornea, due to a reduction in goblet cells

The role of tears is to lubricate the ocular surface, protect it from foreign bodies, cleanse it and nourish it.
This is achieved through blinking, a fundamental mechanism for maintaining an effective
degree of humidification of the anterior surface of the eye, whereby the tear film is stretched
over the surface of the eye, keeping it moist and preserving its integrity.

What are the Meibomian glands?

Meibomian glands are small glands located in the upper and lower eyelids that secrete the lipid layer of tears.
Dry eye associated with dysfunction of the Meibomian glands is the most common form of dry eye and involves:

• Reduced lipid production (oil)
• Poor quality oil: the oil hardens and blocks the Meibomian
glands, preventing their release.
• Obstruction and atrophy of the Meibomian glands

The resulting thinning of the lipid layer leads to excessive evaporation
of the aqueous layer.
Dysfunction of the aforementioned glands is one of the main causes of dry eye, failure to treat
it can lead to a worsening of the condition and thus of the quality of life in general.