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What causes dry eyes?

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Sometimes the plumbing for your tear flow could be faulty. Or the air conditioner or the heater in your house dry out your tear film. Other causes of dry eyes include:

�The natural aging process, especially menopause

�Side effects of certain drugs like antihistamines

�Diseases that affect your ability to make tears, like Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and collagen vascular diseases

�Problems that don�t allow your eyelids to close the way they should

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National Eye Institute.

University of California, Berkeley.

Review of Ophthalmology: “A Stepwise Approach to Treating OSD.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 12, 2020

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute.

University of California, Berkeley.

Review of Ophthalmology: “A Stepwise Approach to Treating OSD.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 12, 2020

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