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Light sensitivity, watering eyes what is the cause? Not enough tears?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dryness most likely

You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient or of poor quality (e.
g. Breaks up quickly rather than maintaining a lubricated surface), then the eye is sensitive and responds to minor irritation like sun, wind, dust etc. By flooding down tears.

In brief: Dryness most likely

You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient or of poor quality (e.
g. Breaks up quickly rather than maintaining a lubricated surface), then the eye is sensitive and responds to minor irritation like sun, wind, dust etc. By flooding down tears.
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