Causes of Dry Eyes

What Causes Dry Eye?

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The surface of your eye is covered by a thin film that lubricates your eyes when you blink. However, for individuals with dry eye disease, blinking can cause an irritating and painful sensation. Because most people blink more than 11,500 times each day, chronic dry eyes can significantly affect everyday life. But what causes dry eyes? There are several natural and external factors, including certain inflammatory skin and eyelid disorders, some autoimmune diseases, and even natural aging. Even some prescription and over the counter medications can result in severe dry eye symptoms — antihistamines, oral contraceptives, and antidepressants have been known to produce such unwanted side effects. Luckily, though the causes of dry eyes are numerous, the number of dry eye treatments available is almost as great. It all starts with the right diagnosis, and that’s where CSI Dry Eye comes in!

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of dry eye symptoms can be resolved with the right treatment

Other Factors & Causes of Dry Eye

Environmental and external factors can also play a part when it comes to determining what causes dry eyes. Things as simple as the heating or air conditioning in the room to years of smoking and even laser eye surgery can also be possible culprits. Screen time is also becoming a prevalent cause because we tend to blink less when looking at or reading a screen. For the most part, these external factors are easier to avoid or treat than natural causes. However, determining what causes dry eyes in the first place is often the most challenging piece. CSI Dry Eye is a dry eye software technology used by clinicians that effectively identifies and pinpoints the issue behind your symptoms and then provides suggestions for appropriate treatments.

What are the symptoms associated with dry eyes?

Common symptoms of dry eyes include a stinging or scratchy sensation in the eye and may lead to excessive eye-watering, severe redness, or chronic eye pain.

Determining the
causes of dry eyes

Doctors do their best to determine what causes dry eyes, but because there are so many possibilities, narrowing down the root of the issue is difficult and time-consuming. Typically, doctors ask patients about their general health, symptoms, medications, and additional questions about their work or home environments. This practice is a lengthy and frustrating process for both parties, but CSI Dry Eye provides the best solution. Rather than combing through textbooks and their years of medical knowledge and experience, doctors can utilize the CSI Dry Eye software to automatically analyze the data to determine the most probable cause and provide the best possible treatment plan. 

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How Do I Know If I Have Photophobia?

Photophobia is sensitivity to light and may be a symptom of dry eyes. If you have photophobia, you may experience eye pain or headaches when exposed to bright lights and/or find yourself blinking and tearing up.
Everything You Need to Know About Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is characterized by having chronic dry eyes, which could be the result of any number of issues. Dry eye disease is underdiagnosed and undertreated, often because each patient’s scenario is so unique.

What are the Causes of Red Eye?

Red-eye is a common symptom of dry eyes, but can also be caused by allergies, eye fatigue, contacts, or even an infection. In some cases, red eyes can indicate a more serious condition or disease.
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