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Keeping an eye on dry eye syndrome

Eye complaints are becoming more common especially when the weather is hot, dry and hazy

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To keep eyes sparkly, refrain from prolonged use of personal digital devices. Other measures include taking more frequent visual breaks and positioning the computer screen at the lowest height possible to reduce exposed eye surface area.

A PATIENT of mine who suffered from dry and allergic eyes and eyelids told me recently that she deemed me a role model because of my "sparkly eyes". As an eye doctor of 20 years and counting, it was the first compliment of its kind, amidst the usual polite comments on my youthful appearance or "...

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