CSI Dry Eye
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Tears do not just play a role in crying. They also provide essential moisture to keep your eyes lubricated for clear vision and comfort. Tears contain water, oils, mucus, antibodies and proteins from glands around your eye. That is, when everything is working as it should.
Dry eye symptoms include a gritty feeling, itching, redness, blurriness, light sensitivity and the feeling that you have something stuck in your eye. At other times, a dry eye condition can even cause reflex tearing, making your tears flood but not properly coat your eye’s surface as they should. Learn more about what causes dry eye from the experts at CSI Dry Eye and some of the treatment options, below.
Why does it happen?
Dry eyes are often caused by an imbalance in your tear-flow. Other causes include:
- Heating, cooling and ventilation system problems
- Aging processes, such as menopause
- Side effects of antihistamines and other drugs
- Tear reduction diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and collagen vascular diseases
- Improperly functioning eyelids
What causes dry eyes?
Artificial Tear Drops and Ointments
Temporary Punctal Occlusion
Punctal Occlusion by Cautery
Steroid Eye Drops