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Why is it after i cry my eyes feel dry?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Altered surface

The ocular surface has a coating of mucous that is part of the tear film. Crying reduces this.
The eye will feel dry until the eye re-creates the mucous layer.

In brief: Altered surface

The ocular surface has a coating of mucous that is part of the tear film. Crying reduces this.
The eye will feel dry until the eye re-creates the mucous layer.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Linda Nelson
Family Medicine

In brief: Dryness after crying

My educated guess is that crying can cause an ocular(eye) irritation which causes a grittiness or redness that may feel like they are dry but are not.
Crying does not present for evaluation of tearing or eye dryness. I hope this made sense to you. If you still have questions about it, i will do some more investigating. Hope this helped!

In brief: Dryness after crying

My educated guess is that crying can cause an ocular(eye) irritation which causes a grittiness or redness that may feel like they are dry but are not.
Crying does not present for evaluation of tearing or eye dryness. I hope this made sense to you. If you still have questions about it, i will do some more investigating. Hope this helped!
Dr. Linda Nelson
Dr. Linda Nelson
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