Dry Eye Syndrome (cont.)
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What Are Dry Eye Syndrome Risk Factors?
The main risk factors include the following:
What Are Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?
People with dry eyes typically experience the following symptoms and signs:
Symptoms and signs often worsen in dry climates, in windy conditions, in higher temperatures with lower humidity, with prolonged use of your eyes (for example, reading, watching TV), and toward the end of the day.
Often there may be intermittent excessive tearing with dry eyes. Irritation may cause reflex tearing, in which a large amount of tears are produced all at once. The excess tears pour over your eyelids and down your cheeks. A short time later, your eyes may become irritated again, and the whole process may repeat itself.
When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Dry Eye Syndrome?
If you routinely experience any of the following symptoms, you should probably see your eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist):
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