Dry Eye

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
dry eye
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons are experts in treating dry eye.
  • We specialize in fitting prosthetic scleral lens devices for cases of severe dry eye.
  • Our patients have access to clinical trials, offering new ways to treat eye diseases.

Every time you blink, you spread a teary film across your eye, nourishing the cornea and making the surface clear and smooth. If this natural process isn't working correctly, you'll know it. The likely culprit is a condition called dry eye that causes an irritated and watery sensation, making it hard to keep the eyes open.

“Some people have the sensation that something is scratching or that something is stuck in their eye,” says Jessica H. Chow, MD, a Yale Medicine eye specialist and assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Chow and other Yale Medicine specialists are experts in the conditions that cause dry eye and have access to the best resources to treat those conditions.