Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

  • Aging – with aging the tear production decreases thus people over 50 years are more likely to suffer from dry eye symptoms.
  • Women seem to be more affected with this ailment as they go through hormonal changes as a result of their birth control medications, pregnancy or menopause.
  • Inflammation of the eyelids due to bacteria. Blepharitis.
  • Environmental factors such as allergens, dry air, chemical fumes, smoke.
  • Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A is essential for a proper tear film.
  • Contact lenses can also cause dry eyes.
  • LASIK surgery can also cause dry eyes.
  • Using preservative drops (such as glaucoma medication).
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Collagen vascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome can also have an adverse impact on the eye’s ability to produce tears.
  • Prolonged usage of digital devices without blinking or frequent breaks.
  • Various medications such as diuretics, anti-depressants, decongestants, anti-acne, oral contraceptives, and antihistamines can cause dry eye.

 

* Warning: Consult your physician before altering your administered medications.

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