Caffeine Can Cure Dry Eye Syndrome, Say Researchers

Eye-SyndromeThere is a good news for those who have been suffering with dry eye syndrome. It has been informed that the consumption of caffeine can boost the production of tears in the eyes and thus can prevent a person from being affected with eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome can have adverse outcomes over the vision of a person. It is hoped that the recent findings would prove helpful in treating dry eye syndrome. Researchers of University of Tokyo's School of Medicine conducted a small experiment over a number of participants for this.

The researchers found that the consumption of caffeine helped the participants in producing large amount of tears in the eyes. In the dry eye syndrome, the quality of the tear is adversely affected. Dry eye syndrome can be experienced by many. However, women are believed to be majorly affected by the dry eye syndrome.

A person affected with dry eye syndrome can show up symptoms like gritty, scratchy or burning sensations, excessive tearing, and production of stringy mucus. It is believed that caffeine stimulates tear glands and thus prevents eyes from being affected with dry eye syndrome.

Researcher Dr. Arita was reported as saying, “If confirmed by other studies, our findings on caffeine should be useful in treating dry eye syndrome. At this point, though, we would advise using it selectively for patients who are most sensitive to caffeine's stimulating effects”.

The findings of the researchers have been published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In previous studies, caffeine is said to have positive outcomes over the health of people, as it helps in preventing cancer, diabetes and gallstones. It is hoped that the findings of the researchers would help in treating dry eye syndrome.