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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Not typically

Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint).
There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo.gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions.

In brief: Not typically

Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint).
There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo.gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions.
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