What Causes Dry Eye?
Often, a variety of causes can combine to contribute to dry eye.1,3,5,6 If you have any of the conditions below and also have dry eye symptoms, talk with your doctor.
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Other risk factors include:
Help Prevent Dry Eye
While there is no cure for dry eye, these tips can help prevent and relieve symptoms of dry eye.2,3
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- Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dryeyes/DS00463/DSECTION=causes Accessed March 5, 2013.
- Mayo Clinic.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dryeyes/DS00463/DSECTION=prevention Accessed April 4, 2013.
- American Optometric Association, Dry Eye. http://aoa.org/dry-eye.xml Accessed April 4, 2013.
- AOA. http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/=eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-ofeye-and-vision-conditions/dry-eye
- Environmental factors. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/dry-eye-majorcities_n_4283632.html
- Lasik and other refractive surgeries. https://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3235707/