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There A Genetic Basis For Having Dry Eyes
Very rarely: There are some very rare genetic diseases that are associated with dry eyes. In the great majority of people dry eyes are not hereditary and they will not pass it on to their children. Dry eyes can be associated with some systemic conditions, such as sjogren's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis, but most often the cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Not really: There are some dry eye diseases associated with sjogren's syndrome, which may have a genetic and environmental roles, but its probably not dominant or recessive as we know it. Familal and hereditary are terms sometimes used interchangeably, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Most dry eyes are prob not genetic based. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom suffers from extremely dry eyes. Will I have dry eyes when i'm older as well? Is there a genetic component to this condition?
Possibly: Dry eyes are relatively common. The potential to get dry eyes may have a genetic component in some people. As we age, we produce less tears, and become relatively drier. Additionally, certain behaviors can make our eyes dry (smoking, being dehydrated, using the computer for hours each day), as well as medications. You may not end up with the same problems, depending on your health and lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?
"Yellowish" eyes: or "muddy sclerae" can be completely normal (genetic) Yellow eyes (lemon scalerae can be due to overuse of carotene (as in carrots), Renal failure can yellow the sclerae Google it for more! BTW Dry eyes may be due to a disease ...and may respond to eye medication! See your opthamologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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