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Dry Eye Syndrome (cont.)


If you have mild DES, you may only need annual follow-up examinations with your ophthalmologist.

If you have more serious DES, more frequent follow-up appointments are required, based on the severity of your disease.

Is It Possible to Prevent Dry Eyes?

DES cannot be prevented. If you develop DES, you can help decrease its effects through some of the self-care suggestions listed above.

What Is the Prognosis for Dry Eye Syndrome?

Most people with DES have nothing to worry about more than an annoying inconvenience. Although your symptoms might make activities of daily living (for example, reading, watching TV, driving) difficult for you, no long-term vision loss is to be expected. Sever DES may cause more serious complications.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015

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