We provide professional support in Dry eyes in children.
Tears are extremely important in terms of keeping the eye
healthy and our vision quality. In humans, in some cases, tear production
is reduced or the quality of tears is reduced. This condition is called
dry eye. It provides cleaning of objects such as tears, dust, smoke,
particles coming from the outside into the eye. It spreads completely to
the upper level of the eye with a blinking movement, moisturizing this part and
preventing irritation of the cornea.
Although dry eye is not a common disease in
children, cases have been increasing in recent years. One of the most
important reasons for this is that technology has entered the lives of children
and has become an inevitable part of their lives. Digital screens are one
of the most important causes of eye dryness in children.
Although there are many factors that cause dry
eye; The main reason is that there is not enough oxygen to go to the eye
and the humidity is low.
Prolonged exposure to digital screens.
Not blinking for a long time.
Long stay in environments with low oxygen and humidity.
Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke.
Exposure to intense light.
Exposure to air conditioning for a long time.
Burning and stinging sensation in the eye.
Itching of the surface of the eye.
Prolonged eye redness.
Blurred vision and decreased vision quality.
The aim of dry eye treatment is to keep the eye
moist. For this reason, factors that prevent the eye from moistening
should be identified and eliminated. If dry eyes are experienced due to
dry environments, more humid environments should be preferred. If digital
displays are used heavily, the usage rate should be reduced. As in all
health-related issues, early diagnosis and treatment are important in dry
eye. The earlier the diagnosis is made and precautions are taken, the
easier and faster the treatment will be.
However, if dry eye has become chronic, artificial tears
or surgical methods should be applied. The main purpose of artificial tear
drops is to increase the low level of moisture in the eye. There is no
need for a surgical procedure, but it is the method used if the problem has
In the surgical method, a punctual plug is placed in the
tear duct. With this very simple process, the tears in the eye stay in the
eye for a longer time, and in this way the humidity of the environment is