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Dry Eye Syndrome (cont.)

When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you routinely experience any of the following symptoms, you should probably see your ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care and surgery):

  • eye pain,
  • excessive tearing,
  • dry, gritty/scratchy, or filmy feeling in the eyes,
  • burning or itching of the eyes,
  • redness of the eyes,
  • blurred vision,
  • a sensation of having a foreign body in the eyes, or
  • light sensitivity.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015

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