Dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a medical condition which occurs in cases of dry eyes. It includes symptoms such as redness, eye discharge, irritation and eye fatigue, and some patients have reported blurry vision as well. The symptoms can be either mild or severe, and if left untreated, it can lead to cornea scarring.
The main causes of dry eyes
In general, the causes of dry eyes are aging, menopause, side-effects of some drugs, diseases such as collagen vascular disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis and certain problems which don’t allow your eyelids to close properly.
There are a variety of recommended approaches for treatment of dry eyes, including avoidance of aggravating factors, tear stimulation, eyelid cleansing, treatment of eye inflammation and tear retention. Although these treatments sometimes work, the best way of approach is to treat the problem naturally.
Here are the best natural remedies for dry eyes:
Coconut oil can hydrate your eyes and prevent them from drying out, and it also has antibacterial properties which means it can fight infections. Soak a few cotton pads in coconut oil and apply them on your eyelids, then leave them to work for 20 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day for best results. Additionally, you can put 2 drops of coconut oil in your eyes every day.
Soak a cloth in hot water and squeeze it gently to remove the excess, then put the wet cloth over your eyelids and leave it to work for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day for a week and you’ll notice the improvements.
Chamomile tea is an age-old remedy against any kind of eye problems including dry eyes. Add a teaspoon of dry chamomile in 200 ml. of boiling water and let the tea steep for 10 minutes, then strain it, soak a cloth in the tea and apply it on your eyelids. Leave the tea to work its magic for 15-20 minutes and repeat the process every day for best results.
Castor oil is another great remedy for dry eyes. Just put some of the oil in a dropper and put 2 drops in each of your eyes. Repeat the process twice a day for 2 weeks and you should notice big improvements.
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