Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is when the eye is unable to maintain a healthy layer of tears to coat it. See also: Conjunctivitis Decreased tearing Sjogren syndrome Vitamin A deficiency Causes, incidence, and risk factors Dry eye syndrome often occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. It is more common with […] Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency & Dry Eye Syndrome

Patients with vitamin D deficiency should be evaluated for dry eye syndromes, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. A study assessed the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and dry eye and impaired tear function in 98 premenopausal women (50 with vitamin […] Read more »

Mental Health & Dry Eye Syndrome

A new study looked at a large population of individuals age 18 and older who also had anxiety and/or depression. It found a significant association between these diagnoses and dry eye. So if you have anxiety and/or depression and have uncomfortable eyes that get red, tear and burn, you probably […] Read more »