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A 38-year-old male asked:

Eye checkup dr said eyes dry. asked about thyroid. my mother hypo. my gm was goiters. is it hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc.

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