2. Chronic Dry Eyes
After the tear ducts adjust the output of lubricating fluid to the eyeball, the patient may start to experience the onset of dry eyes. When the tear ducts do not produce enough lubricating fluid, it results in a dryness developing between the surface of the eyeball and the eyelids. As a result of the drying out of the eyeball, the eyelid starts to develop scarring.
The drying out of the eyes causes severe discomfort in the affected individual. They may resort to regular use of eye drops to manage their symptoms and provide the eyeball with relief. Eventually, the patient starts to notice that the scarring on the inside of the eyelid begins to produce signs of irritation.
The scarring also starts to damage the cornea lens, and the patient may begin to experience the onset of problems with their vision. At this stage, it’s vital to seek medical advice and discuss your treatment options with a doctor.