Do you suffer from dry eye? Here are the main reasons for this

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– Do you suffer from permanent dry eye? It may be better to know the reason why so that you don’t continue to suffer from this problem for the rest of your life.

The Omani Ministry of Health explained, through its official account on the “Instagram” website, that the eye consists of three layers, which are fatty oils, aqueous liquid and mucus.

These compounds help keep eyes moist and clear.

But what is sometimes the secret of dry eyes?

There may be more than one cause of dry eye at the same time. However, the main reasons are:

Decreased tear production

  • This happens when the eye cannot produce enough watery fluid

increased tear evaporation

  • It happens when the oil duct on the edge of the eyelids gets clogged

And the Saudi Ministry of Health says on its website that there are factors that can also contribute to dry eye, including the following:

  • Aging and over 65
  • Rheumatism, diabetes, glandular problems or Sj√∂gren’s syndrome
  • blepharitis
  • Take antihistamines, decongestants, antihypertensives, and antidepressants
  • Exposure to wind, dust, dry air or smoke
  • Sitting in front of screens for long hours
  • Women are more likely to be affected by hormonal changes (menopause).
  • Diseases that reduce the effectiveness of the immune system
  • Wearing contact lenses for long hours
  • Undergo eye surgery such as vision correction (LASIK)

And in case you were wondering how to take care of your eyes, the Saudi Ministry of Health has released some important methods. What are the most important?

  • Pay attention to eye hygiene
  • Take breaks when using the computer
  • Replacing contact lenses with glasses
  • Get enough sleep
  • Avoid smoking and smoking places
  • Avoid wind and dust as much as possible
  • Avoid sitting for a long time in air-conditioned rooms
  • Stay hydrated and drink fluids

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