Dry eye syndrome is a disorder of the tear film due to tear deficiency or excessive evaporation, which causes the eyes to become dry, inflamed and uncomfortable and may damage the ocular eye surface.
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, with up to a third of people experiencing it at some point in their life. While anyone can develop dry eye syndrome, it is most common in people over the age of 60. The condition is also more common in women than men.
Dry eye syndrome can be caused or made worse by many things, including your envirometn, illness, side-effects of medicinces, hormonal changes and simpy getting older. In many cases there is not one single, identifiable cause- it is often a mixture of things associated with the tear film.
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