What causes chronic dry eyes?

Causes of dry eyes. Dry eyes can be caused many reasons. They can be aggravated by allergies. Tears can diminish as we age or with hormonal changes and contact lens wear. Many medicines can cause dryness such as some high blood pressure meds and diuretics.

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What is good for chronic dry eyes? What causes it? Thank you, rebecca

Treatments for dry e. Dry eyes are common and have a number of causes. As we get older, our eyes make less tears. Tears are a complex mixture that includes mucous, water, minerals and a lipid. All the components are important to keep the tear film stable and prevent rapid evaporation. There are a number of treatments that include various types of artificial tears and other treatments. See an eye doctor. Read more...
Dry eyes. Causes of dry eyes vary from hormonal changes, dietary changes, medication side effects, systemic diseases, or environmental factors. Depends on each person. First try preservative-free drops (the ones in a vial) as some folks are sensitive to the preservatives in bottled medications. If it is still bothering you, see an eye doctor! Restasis or punctal plugs might make your life easier! Read more...

Could you tell me what's the cause of dry eyes and chronic pain in eyes but no tears when I want to cry?

Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry eyes can cause chronic eye pain. If you also have a dry mouth & arthritis, ask your eyemd or md to evaluate you for sjogren's syndrome. Deficiency of tear production might mean a process affecting your lacrimal gland. Read more...
Many things. A number of conditions can cause dry eyes many of which are considered "autoimmune diseases". This may include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Sjögren's syndrome is a condition causing dry eyes, reduction in saliva, etc. And is found often with the conditions mentioned above. One easy way to treat the dry eyes is with artifical tears (over the counter). Check with your physician. Read more...

What is a really effective treatment for chronic blepharitis that are causing mild eye irritation due to the white debris that cause dry eyes?

Hot compresses & Baby shampoo. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. By softening the meibomian secretions, tear stability also improves. Some pts tend to get more. Read more...
Many options. Chronic blepharitis can be bothersome and cause chronic dry eyes. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc foams. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html. Read more...