Dry Eye Doctors In The Denver Metro Area
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Causes Of Dry Eye Syndrome

Tears are a good thing! Yet, some people aren’t able to produce tears, the quality of their tears is diminished, or their tears evaporate too quickly…and the result is dry eye syndrome.

Three Layers In Your Tear Film
Tears are more complicated than you might think! A healthy tear film consists, conceptually, of three layers (fatty oils, aqueous fluid, and mucus). When all three layers are working optimally, the surface of your eyes is smooth, clear, and lubricated as it should be. But when something happens to one or more of these eye layers, dry eye syndrome can be the result.

Common Causes Of Dry Eye Syndrome
The most common causes of dry eye syndrome include:

  • aging
  • heredity
  • eye allergies
  • eyelid problems
  • wearing contact lenses
  • medical conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, thyroid disorders and lupus)
  • medications (such as antihistamines, decongestants, high blood pressure medicines, antidepressants, and sleeping pills)
  • eye surgeries (such as cataract surgery or Lasik surgery)
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Environmental causes of dry eye syndrome include:

  • wind
  • dry air
  • smoke
  • pollution

Dry Eye Treatments
Today’s treatment options for dry eye syndrome include:

For more information about the causes of dry eye syndrome, or to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor, contact the eye care specialist that is near you.

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