Causes of Dry Eye
There are many different causes of dry eyes:
Women are more likely to develop dry eyes than men. Fluctuating hormones, experienced during pregnancy or menopause, or caused by oral contraceptives, can lead to dry eyes.
Dry eyes commonly affect those over 50, as tear production slows.
Some medications can cause dry eyes as a side effect.
Along with digital eye strain, frequent and prolonged digital device use can lead to dry eyes.
Windy, dusty, or dry environments can cause tears to evaporate too quickly, leading to uncomfortable symptoms.
Laser Eye Surgery
Occasionally, dry eyes can develop after laser eye surgery, although it’s usually temporary and resolves in a few days or weeks.
Conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, arthritis, or diabetes can lead to poor tear production and dry eye symptoms.