1 What Causes Dry Eye [Audio File]
There are many reasons why healthy tears are important. As well as providing a layer of moisture and lubrication to the front surface of the eye, they also provide a protective role in eliminating bacteria and flushing away debris.
Dry Eye can be caused within the eye; where certain glands that produce tears may not function properly or could be blocked. It can also occur due to some medical conditions such as Sjogrens Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Allergy.
Certain medications can have side effects that cause dry eye symptoms, and it tends to affect more women than men. These days and probably most commonly, dry eye symptoms can be felt on a daily basis with prolonged computer use, staring at phones or tablets, driving for long periods and air conditioning.
2 Recommendations For Relieving Dry Eye Symptoms [Audio file]
Author: Serena Kalsi, Professional Relations Consultant - Bausch + Lomb UK
1. DEWS Report (2007) The Ocular Surface. Available at: [www.theocularsurface.com]
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