Two Types of Dry Eye Require Two Different Treatments
Aqueous Tear-Deficient Dry Eye
Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye means that your eyes do not produce enough natural moisture. Various factors can impact the function of the lacrimal glands, which are responsible for creating tears.
Evaporative Dry Eye
Healthy tears are made up of oil, water, and mucous. When this balance is disrupted, it can result in evaporative dry eye. Because poor-quality tears evaporate too quickly, they do not have time to lubricate the surface of the eye.