Read Our Latest Blog Post: What you need to know about aqueous tear deficient dry eye disease
What is aqueous tear deficient dry eye disease?
Your tears do much more than indicate that you are crying. They have other functions. The tear glands supply your eyes with the tears required to keep them moist. Each time you blink, they supply the tears needed. Those tears keep your eyes moist, clean, and healthy. If your tear glands stop this supply for any reason, it can lead to the condition called aqueous tear deficient dry eye disease. This condition usually comes with vision problems, redness of the eyes, and eye discomfort or pain.
Causes of aqueous tear deficient dry eye disease
Many factors can cause or contribute to aqueous deficient dry eye disease but the two most common ones include Sjogren’s syndrome and advanced age.
Sjogren's syndrome is a disease that attacks both tear glands and saliva glands. Tear glands … Read more