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Dry eyes: Dry eyes are eyes that feel dry and gritty often due to a lack of sufficient tear production. See detailed information below for a list of 74 causes of Dry eyes, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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causes of Dry eyes as a symptom.
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Dry eyes happen when tear glands don’t make enough tears or make poor quality tears. Dry tears can be uncomfortable, causing itching, burning, or even some loss of vision. Your eye doctor may suggest using a humidifier in the home or special eye drops ("artificial tears"). Surgery may be needed for more serious cases of dry eyes. (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sjogren's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Sjögren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disease--that is, a disease in... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome: NIAMS)
Sjögren's syndrome (also called "Sjögren's disease") is a chronic, slowly... (Source: excerpt from Connective Tissue Diseases: NWHIC)
Dry eyes happen when tear glands don’t make enough tears or make poor quality... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.
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The list below shows some of the causes of Dry eyes mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dry eyes. Of the 74 causes of Dry eyes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dry eyes' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Dry eyes or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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