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Dry Eye Syndrome

One of the most common reasons for DRY EYE is a result of the natural aging process. In particular, menopausal women are more subject to dry eye syndrome due to the hormonal changes. However, there are several other causes of dry eyes, including side effects of certain medications, systemic diseases such as:

  • Lupus
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Sjogren’s

Conditions such as Blepharitis and Corneal Dystrophy can also cause Dry Eye Syndrome

There are several over-the-counter drops available to treat dry eye syndrome. Your ophthalmologist may recommend punctual plugs. These are silicone plugs placed into the upper and/0r lower tear ducts which help to maintain the tears within the eye.

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CAUSES OF DRY EYE

CAUSES OF DRY EYE

AGING

As we age, tear production decreases. Men and women of any age can be affected, however; after menopause and during pregnancy women are especially susceptible.

CONTACT LENSES

Wearing contact lenses often increases tear evaporation that can result in irritation, increased protein deposits, infection, and discomfort. Dry Eye has been shown to be the leading cause of contact lens discomfort and reduced wear time.

ENVIRONMENT

Exposure to various environments can reduce eye lubrication. These include sunny, dry or windy conditions; heaters, dehumidifiers, fans or air conditioning; sand, dust, or pollen, smoke, high altitudes; work settings and prolonged computer use.

MEDICATIONS

A variety of medications reduce tear secretion. Some common examples are: decongestants, antihistamines, sleeping pills, beta-blockers, anti-depressants, diuretics, pain relievers, oral medications and alcohol.

SURGERY

Surgical procedures can disrupt the production of tears. Unless Dry Eye was present before surgery, post-surgical dry eye is almost always temporary.

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Many diseases and disorders can cause dry eye, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rhematoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and Diabetes.

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