Dry eyes is a condition that appears when the process of creating tears in the tear glands is disturbed. The sclera becomes reddish and itchy, as if the sand is inside. Both eyes are usually affected. A person who is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can have this condition, but in many cases this phenomenon is unexplained.
It usually occurs in the middle years and affects more women than men. The sight is usually not endangered, but irritation can be extremely uncomfortable.
To relieve the disorder, your doctor will prescribe droplets (“artificial tears”) whenever necessary. In some cases, droplets will be needed until the end of life.