Dry eye happens when the eye des not produce tears properly, or the water on the surface of the eye evaporates too quickly.

You can also get inflammation of the eye at the sames time, leading to pain and discomfort. However dry eye rarely leads to loss of vision.

Causes of dry eye are many:

  • Side effects of medicines and homepathic remedies
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin disaeases
  • Eye diseases
  • HRT
  • Use of VDUs at work
  • Contact lenses

You must contact your GP if you have dry eyes and get a diagnosis,


Dry eye syndrome
Diffuse lissamine green staining in a person with severe dry eye