Climatic conditions is a very significant contributor to Dry
can often cause Dry Eye symptoms due to
inflammation of the eye lid margins, which is caused by a
bacterial infection (Staphylococci). This condition can
compromise the quality of the tear film causing tears to
evaporate more quickly. The bacteria produce waste material
that can cause a mild toxic reaction leading to chronic red,
irritated eyes. Click Blepharitis for treatment.
surgery temporarily disrupts the ocular
surface/lacrimal gland unit. This condition usually
eventually clears up.
Diseases that may be associated with Dry Eyes include
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes (especially when the blood
sugar is up), Asthma, Thyroid disease (lower lid does not
move when blinking), Lupus, and possibly Glaucoma.
- Tear volume decreases as much as 60% by age 65
from that at age 18. Dry Eye Syndrome affects 75% of people
over age 65.
for women can cause decreased tear
production brought on by pregnancy, lactation, menstruation,
and post menopause.
Dust, Pollen, and Tobacco
- When tear production
decreases, dust and pollen stay in the eye longer and are
more likely to stimulate an allergic response. In addition,
anything that makes an eye more irritated, including Dry
Eye, will make an eye more sensitive to environmental
irritants such as tobacco smoke.
- Too much coffee drinking, smoking, wearing
contact lenses, air-conditioning or heat.