Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of quality tears on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eye can range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. Causes of dry eye include age, gender, medication, medical conditions, and refractive surgery.
Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the glands responsible for producing tears, as well as other moisture secreting glands in the body. This disorder is characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and is often accompanied by other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Sjogren’s syndrome can develop at any age, but most people are older than 40 with a high prevalence for women. The eyes typically tend to burn, feel gritty, and become red.
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