Dry Eye Disease (DED), an often chronic condition that can be progressive, is a common complaint to eye care professionals.1,2,3,4 DED is diagnosed by an eye care professional based on patient reported symptoms, such as eye dryness, overall eye discomfort, stinging, burning, a gritty feeling, or fluctuating blurry vision, as well as signs, which can be evaluated objectively by an eye care professional through various tests to determine the presence of dry eye disease.1,5
There are many possible causes of DED. Aging and female gender are recognized as traditional risk factors of DED, while modern risk factors include prolonged digital/computer screen time, contact lens wear, and cataract or refractive surgery.6,7,8,9 Due to today’s modern lifestyles and reliance on technology, there is no longer one face of dry eye.
Shire has developed the following resources to support disease awareness and education. Always speak with a physician or healthcare provider regarding any questions.
For US Residents
Dry Eye Disease Infographic