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Dry eyes

Dry eyes: Introduction

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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Causes of Dry eyes:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry eyes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Dry eyes

Home medical tests possibly related to Dry eyes:

Dry eyes Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry eyes may include:

  • Moisture replacement therapies
  • Dry eye treatments
    • Artificial tears
    • Eye ointment
    • Propyl methylcellulose (Lacriserts)
    • Punctal occlusion surgery (closing eye drainage ducts)
      • Collagen plugs - temporary because they gradually dissolve
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Dry eyes

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry eyes may include:

Stories from Users for Dry eyes

Real-life user stories relating to Dry eyes:

Dry eyes: Animations

Medications or substances causing Dry eyes:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry eyes 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.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Dry eyes: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Dry eyes: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Dry eyes listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Dry eyes as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Dry eyes

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 destroy the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sjogren's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Sjögren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disease--that is, a disease in which the... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome: NIAMS)

Sjögren's syndrome (also called "Sjögren's disease") is a chronic,... (Source: excerpt from Connective Tissue Diseases: NWHIC)

Dry eyes happen when tear glands don’t make enough tears or make ... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Dry eyes:

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.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Dry eyes

The list below shows some of the causes of Dry eyes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dry eyes?

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:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 69 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry eyes:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Dry eyes:

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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Causes of Dry eyes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry eyes based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Dry eyes:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Dry eyes:

    Medical Conditions associated with Dry eyes:

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    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Dry eyes

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