2. What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome occurs when the tear production process is disrupted. This can happen for myriad reasons including hormone changes and side effects of medication. The former plays a large role in dry eye, especially in women, because hormones and the nervous system are intrinsically involved in tear production. Age is another common cause, as everyone produces fewer tears as they age. Additionally, environmental factors such as weather exposure, reading, and computer use can cause dry eye.

what causes Dry eye syndrome

Deagreez / Getty Images


More on Facty Health


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.