Dry eye is a term used to describe a condition in which the eyes either produce too few tears or they tear without the proper chemical composition. The condition is most often the result of the natural aging process. However, it may also be caused by problems with the blinking reflex, the use of certain types of medication, environmental factors such as contact lens wear and computer use. Some health problems, such as arthritis or Sjogren’s syndrome can also cause dry eye.
One of the symptoms of dry eye is excessive watering of the affected eye. The watering is a natural reflex, caused by irritation of the surface of the eye.
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