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Do problems with tears lead to dry eyes?

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You get dry eye if your eyes have problems with tears, including when:

  • Tears are not made properly.
  • Tears evaporate too fast.

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute: "Facts About Dry Eye."

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: "Dry eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "The link between seasonal allergens and dry eye."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Types of Allergies: Eye Allergy."

Medscape: "Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 31, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute: "Facts About Dry Eye."

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: "Dry eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "The link between seasonal allergens and dry eye."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Types of Allergies: Eye Allergy."

Medscape: "Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 31, 2019

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