Long Term Effects
When the production of natural, healthy tears is reduced, osmolarity of the eye will increase leading to Dry Eye Disease. Dry Eye Disease can cause serious irritation to the front of the eye, particularly the cornea.
A natural, balanced tear film not only lubricates the surface of the eye, but also works to fight infection, providing important nourishment that is vital for clear vision. Increased risk of infection and serious visual impairment may result in cases where a severe dry eye condition has gone untreated over time.
Dry Eye Disease over a long period of time increases the risk of permanent damage and scarring to the front of the eye.