Symptom: Dry eye
Dry eye: Dryness of one or both eyes
Detailed cause information for symptom: Dry eye:
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Symptoms related to Dry eye: foreign body eye sensation (7), eye pain (38), eye discharge (2), eye symptoms (199), blinking (6)
Dry eye type of: Eye pain (38), Tear symptoms (18)
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Possible causes of symptom: Dry eye: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry eye as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Simple reasons for dry eyes include:
- Contact lenses
- Excessive reading
- Excessive computer usage
- Windy conditions
- Dry conditions
- Air travel - because the air in planes is dry.
- Air conditioning - air conditioners remove moisture from the air.
- Home heating
- Certain metabolic or hormonal diseases that may cause dry eyes include:
- Eye blinking disorders
- Eyelid disorders
- Eye surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Lacrimal gland disorders
- Corneal disorders
- Circatricial pemphigoid
- Trigeminal dysfunction
- Certain medications
Medications or substances causing Dry eye: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry eye as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Conditions listing symptoms: Dry eye: The following list of conditions have 'Dry eye' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Dry eye: The following list of conditions have 'Dry eye' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Last revised: Nov 21, 2003
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