TABLE 1 Causes of Dry Eyes

Bacterial and viral infections of the eye (blepharitis, meibomitis, conjunctivitis)

Excessive blinking

The use of anticholinergic eye drops

The use of systemic anticholinergic medication

Allergic response to preservatives in eye drops

Excessive computer use

Cosmetic eyelid surgery

Corneal surgery


Foreign body sensation


Contact lens wear


Congenitally missing lacrimal glands

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