Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency. Inflammation of the surface of the eye is often associated with dry eye.
Symptoms typically experienced by sufferers of dry eye are:
If left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea, and potentially some loss of vision.
A number of factors contribute to dry eyes, this can include:
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