Dry Eye Syndrome Topic Guide
Dry Eye Syndrome: Dry eye syndrome is a disruption of the normal mix of tear layers that coats and lubricates the eye. The condition is most common in people over 40 years of age, and women tend to suffer it more than men. Causes may range from activities like excessive screen use to serious disorders of the glands and other medical causes. There is no known cure for this disorder, but it can be managed with eyedrops, humidifiers, and other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
Bell's Palsy Bell's palsy is the sudden weakness of one side of the face. It is often temporary and may be triggered by stress, trauma, fever, tooth extractions, or viral illness. Bell's palsy resolves on its own. Medication and/or electrostimulation may be used to ease symptoms or shorten the course of the attack.