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Is there a genetic basis for having dry eyes? Is it familial or hereditary?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Usually not

Dry eye is not usually genetic although disease that can cause dry eye can be genetic in nature.
Most dry eye is not from inherited problems though.

In brief: Usually not

Dry eye is not usually genetic although disease that can cause dry eye can be genetic in nature.
Most dry eye is not from inherited problems though.
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