Dry Eye is a disease that, over time, can decrease the eye’s ability to make and/or maintain sufficient quality and quantity of tears for a healthy tear film. It is also known by the scientific name, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and by other terms such as dry eye syndrome or dysfunctional tear syndrome. The tear film helps protect the front surface of the eye and keep it moist and well lubricated. Severe forms of Chronic Dry Eye may lead to other consequences for your eyes, including damage to the front surface of the eye, increased risk of eye infection, and it may also affect  your vision.