Expert tackles the problem of what causes dry eyes | 19.01.2010
Dr Martin Scurr, one of the UK's leading GPs, having treated patients for more than 30 years, has offered some insight into what causes dry eyes as well as treatment for the distressing condition, reports the Daily Mail.
Dry eye, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is when the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate quickly causing the eyes to dry out and become inflamed.
Dr Scurr suggests that this can be age or medication-related and can be treated with eye drops, but they are by no means always successful.
Dry eye symptoms, he says, can also be caused by an allergic reaction that can occur at any age.
A lifestyle factor such as a cold can trigger an allergic reaction. But a reaction can also be triggered by a change in Mood. Some women discover allergies for the first time during the week of their wedding, according to Dr Scurr.
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