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Can dry eyes cause scaling of lids, especially during winter ?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No
Dry eye is a term reserved for drying of the cornea (the front window of the eye).
Dry eyelids can be caused by cold dry environments, similarly to dry lips. Scaling can also be caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. See an eye doctor the next time this occurs.

In brief: No
Dry eye is a term reserved for drying of the cornea (the front window of the eye).
Dry eyelids can be caused by cold dry environments, similarly to dry lips. Scaling can also be caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. See an eye doctor the next time this occurs.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Not usually
Scaling of the eyelids is not usually due to dry eye.
It can be seen with allergies (if rubbing), eczema, psoriasis, blepharitis, and other eyelid/skin disease. See your eye doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Not usually
Scaling of the eyelids is not usually due to dry eye.
It can be seen with allergies (if rubbing), eczema, psoriasis, blepharitis, and other eyelid/skin disease. See your eye doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not really
When we say dry eyes, we are usually referring to ocular surface disease which has nothing to do with the skin of the eyelid.
The scaling could possibly be eczema, which can also get worse in the winter.

In brief: Not really
When we say dry eyes, we are usually referring to ocular surface disease which has nothing to do with the skin of the eyelid.
The scaling could possibly be eczema, which can also get worse in the winter.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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