What are the usual causes of dry eyes?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by bg, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. bg

    bg Guest

    I don't have the problem now but what are some common
    reasons people suddenly have such a problem with tear
    output requiring puct. plugs?
     
    bg, Jul 10, 2003
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    Mike Tyner Guest

    Here are four possibles, and the most common cause is age.

    Age
    Medications like decongestants
    Hormone changes (eg going on or off BC pills)
    Arthritis

    -MT
     
    Mike Tyner, Jul 10, 2003
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Tom,

    It seems to me that a lens which is that uncomfortable from the very outset
    is damaged or defective in itself or in terms of fit. A fresh lens is
    typically soothing to a dry eye because of the abundance of moisture
    present.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Jul 12, 2003
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    Rocket man Guest

    Finasteride inhibits the type 2 5-ar enzyme that converts the testosterone
    into DHT. DHT is a very potent (perhaps the most potent) androgen in the
    body, which in some people, can significantly (clinically) effect the tear
    and oil producing glands in the eye. Androgens stimulate those glands while
    estrogens suppress their secretions. There are studies which confirm this.

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    Rocket man, Jul 13, 2003
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