It is often that TheraLife talk to patients who has Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome - who also has signs of depression and often on anti-depressants. Interviewing these people often reveal that the constant pain, discomfort of dry eye symptoms is leading them to depression. Depression intern causes blood vessel constrictions and affect the blood flow and delivery of nutrients to the eyes.
On the other hand, it has been well documented that patients who have a high level of anxiety and depression can lead to dry eyes due to bodily fluids being diverted away from the eyes to other organs.
Often this correlation between Dry Eye Syndrome causing depression and anxiety is being ignored, and yet it is an important factor in being able to treat Dry Eye Syndrome successfully.
Finally we have a clinical study that documented the correlation between people with Dry Eye Syndrome developing depression and anxiety- Published in "Cornea" at this link
Wen, et al conclude: DES (Dry Eye Syndrome) is frequent in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders, especially patients who are older, have longer duration of psychiatric disorder, and use an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors- SSRI. Psychiatric disorders and use of antidepressants should be considered in the differential diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome
This study aimed to determine whether patients with dry eye syndrome have more symptoms of anxiety and depression than controls without dry eye syndrome.
This study also concluded that - Anxiety and depression are correlated with DES, demonstrating that DES is an important public health problem that merits increased attention and research.
Recommendations from TheraLifeTo reduce anxiety and depression.
1. Simple Daily Exercise-
Suggest to the patient to use short meditation measure to calm down- e.g. sitting in a quiet room with low light, feet planted on the ground, close eyes and start counting from one. Keep all distracting thoughts out of mind, focus only on counting. If interfering thoughts come into play, start counting from one again. Practice this every day until you can count numbers up to 10 minutes. The result is - after 10 minutes, the patient feels refreshed, less anxious.
2. Practice yoga - with or without an instructor.
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