Font Size: Normal | Large  
stop
dry eyes Take the Dry Eye Test
HOME     |     LINKS     |     SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT     |     ABOUT US     |     CONTACT US
What is Chronic Dry Eye?
common symptoms
Testing and Diagnosis
Treatment
faq
See A Doctor
 

Causes

In many cases, the cause for Dry Eye Syndrome may be hard to determine. Often, causes may be systemic disease or even the medications used to treat those diseases. The most common diseases that are associated with dry eye are Rhuematoid Arthritis, Blepharitis, Grave's Disease, seasonal or chronic allergies, Rosecae, or Sjogren's Syndrome. Antihistamines used for allergic conditions are a common culprit with dry eye. Environmental conditions like dry, windy days may increase dry eye complaints. Smoke and dust may also be contributing factors. Another common reason is age. As we age, we tend not to produce as many tears thus the older we are, the more complaints we tend to have.

Common Symptoms

Patients with Dry Eye Syndrome often complain of such symptoms as burning, stinging, redness, blurred vision, excessive tearing, light sensitivity and even a foreign body sensation. Contact lens wearers may complain of a decreased wear time or contact lens intolerance. Symptoms may increase during vision related activities such as computer use, driving, reading or watching TV. The symptoms may range from mild to severe.

Take the Next Step

Chronic Dry Eye Testing and DiagnosisGo
Schedule an appointment for a professional examGo

 

Primary Eyecare Group
HOME | LINKS | APPOINTMENTS | ABOUT US | FAQ | CONTACT US
WHAT IS IT? | CAUSES & SYMPTOMS | TESTING & DIAGNOSIS | TREATMENT
©2008 Primary Eyecare Group. All rights reserved.