Dry Eye (Dry Eye Syndrome)
- Anatomy of the eye and vision
- Dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
- Tool: Evaluating dry eye syndrome
- Office ergonomics: Preventing eye strain
Anatomy of the eye and vision
|The eye is the organ that allows us to see. The eyeball itself is a sphere spanning approximately 24 mm in diameter. It is suspended in the bony socket by muscles controlling its movements, and is partially cushioned by a thick layer of fatty tissue within the skull that protects it during movement.|
For more information, see The Eye and Vision.
Dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
|Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eye produces fewer or poorer quality tears and is unable to maintain normal eye lubrication. It can also occur when the lacrimal glands are damaged, or when tears evaporate more rapidly than normal.|
For more information, see Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca).
Tool: Evaluating dry eye syndrome
Office ergonomics: Preventing eye strain
|The use of computers amongst office workers has resulted in an increase in health disorders associated with computer use, the most common of which are eye and vision problems. While eye health problems related to computer use are usually temporary, they cause significant discomfort to computer users and are largely preventable.|
For more information, see Office Ergonomics: Preventing Eye Strain.
Posted On: 11 January, 2011
Modified On: 30 March, 2017