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Sarah is an experienced medical journalist who covered psoriasis and chronic dry eye for HealthCentral.
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Any surgery performed in or around the eyes has the potential to cause dry eye. Some forms of refractive vision correction surgery can affect the nerves that monitor eye moisture and send signals to the glands that produce tears. This can lead to not ...
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Many things cause dry eye: hormones, allergies, long hours staring at a screen, chronic health conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease. It can also be a result of vision correct surgery. Even some cosmetic procedures can cause dry eye. Expert...
There is more to dry eye than lack of moisture. Here are the symptoms, including the not-so-obvious.
A common assumption is that people who have dry eye cannot wear contact lenses. Contact lenses add many potential variables to an already complex condition.
Allergies, lifestyle, age and hormonal changes each can trigger dry eye, a reduction in the amount or quality of tears we produce. The National Eye Institute lists a number of symptoms.
Dry eye results from either not having enough tears to keep the eye moist, or not producing the right quality of tears to protect the eye and prevent evaporation. In either case, the result is that dry, gritty feeling that just won’t go away.
It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis of dry eye syndrome because treatment usually involves a combination of prevention, figuring out what provides relief and addressing underlying conditions that could harm eye health.