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Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome affects the tear film, which is the liquid that protects the cornea, causing dryness in the eyes. For those experiencing symptoms such as affected tear film, gritty sensation, red eyes, blurry vision, burning, or itching, they can contact one of our ophthalmologists to prevent or determine the degree of dry eye. To find out if you have dry eye syndrome, take the following test:


Eye comfort.

Improvement in patient's visual quality.

Prevents redness of the eyes.

Prevents injuries to the cornea and conjunctiva.


Is dry eye curable?
Dry eye is considered a chronic condition, and there is no definitive cure for it. However, its progression can be controlled and managed through various treatment options.

Can dry eye lead to serious complications?
Yes, in some cases, it can affect the patient's cornea and filaments, depending on its progression.

Do all cases of dry eye require the same treatment?
No, this depends on the severity of the condition, the decrease in tear production, or excessive tear evaporation.

How do I know if I have dry eye?
At Bogota Laser Ocular Surgery Center, we offer the OSDI (Ocular Surface Disease Index) test, which can provide patients with an initial indication of the possibility of having dry eye.

Symptoms of dry eye

  • Blurry vision during activities like reading.
  • Constant feeling of having a foreign and tiny object in the eye.
  • Constant eye burning.
  • Involuntary excessive tearing.
  • The feeling of tired eyelids and eye fatigue.
  • Constant and sensitive redness of the eye.
  • What causes dry eye?

  • Inadequate tear production.
  • Rapid tear evaporation.
  • Environmental factors.
  • Age-related changes.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Tobacco consumption.
  • Low consumption of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Dehydration.
  • Exposure to air conditioning.
  • Reduced blinking (due to computer use, driving).
  • Types of dry eye

  • Aqueous-deficient: when your eye remains red, produces few tears, and has a sensation of grittiness causing itching or stinging.
  • Evaporative: excessive tearing.
  • Comprehensive 360° Diagnosis with the Latest Technology

    To provide you with an accurate diagnosis of dry eye and determine its exact cause, we utilize state-of-the-art technology at Bogota Laser Ocular Surgery Center. Our OCULUS KERATOGRAPH is German-certified equipment that enables us to perform a comprehensive assessment using a range of tests. The results obtained from these tests help us understand the underlying factors contributing to dry eye. Some tests included in our diagnostic process are:

  • OSDI (take the OSDI test here)
  • Tear meniscus height
  • Dynamic tear film analysis
  • Break-up time (BUT)
  • Meibography
  • Demodex
  • Eyelid margin examination
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