- Dry eye:
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The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Dry eye.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
Home medical tests possibly related to Dry eye:
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dry eye, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry eye may include:
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Real-life user stories relating to Dry eye:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Dry eye or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Dry eye. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Dry eye as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry eye may include these symptoms:
Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:
Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:
Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Dry eye:
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dry eye. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:
The list of organs typically affected by Dry eye may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dry eye 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 eye. Of the 38 causes of Dry eye that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dry eye' 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 eye 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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry eye based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dry eye, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Dry eye:
Eye dryness (13 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Dry eye:
Eye pain (475 causes), Tear symptoms (288 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)
Symptoms related to Dry eye:
Foreign body eye sensation (16 causes), Eye pain (475 causes), Eye discharge (34 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Blinking (35 causes), Contact lenses, Excessive reading, Excessive computer usage, Windy conditions, Dry conditions, Air travel, Air conditioning, Home heating
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
These general medical articles may be of interest:
Medical research papers related to Dry eye include:
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