Dry eye occurs when you don’t have sufficient quality tears to lubricate and nourish your eyes. Tears keep your cornea healthy, reduce the risk of eye infection and flush out debris in the eye. Those with this eye condition may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy and burning eyes.
Over 29 million people in the country live with diabetes, and more than 8 million of them have diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness for adults. Apart from this disease, diabetes can also trigger diabetic macular edema (DME), cataracts and even glaucoma. As part of the Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your reliable eye care center, discusses some of the diabetes-related eye problems and options for their treatment.