Triggers for dry eye
1. In the context of the low production of larmes
Hormonal imbalances, ageing, medication or certain autoimmune diseases are sometimes accompanied by a reduction in tear production.
Lack of Omega 3 in the diet is also a cause of depleted tear production.
Surgery can also lead to a lack of tears afterwards.
2. In the context of too rapid evaporation of tears
There are many causes that can trigger eye inflammation and dry eye. These include:
- Chronic inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis). In this case, the tear film is depleted of lipids and no longer has the necessary qualities to protect the surface of the eye
- Environmental factors: pollution, urban environments, smoke, air conditioning (e.g. driving at night on long journeys in an air-conditioned car is a factor in dry eyes)
- Wind, dust, pollen are sources of eye irritation that can cause intense itching and inflammation of the eyelids
- Prolonged work with screens, wearing contact lenses
- Wearing a mask, which mechanically causes dryness of the eye due to the breath that comes up to the eyes throughout the day