Risk factors of Dry Eye

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The most common risk factors are:


Being female.

Woman growing older from childhood to old age

Advanced age.



persona de origen asiático

Person of Asian origin.

Ipad with text and graphics

Use of computers.

gotas con una flecha hacia abajo, ambiente con baja humedad

Environment with low relative humidity.

ojo con lente de contacto

Use of contact lenses and refractive surgery.

Vulnerabilidad neurohormonal

Alterations in sex hormones and replacement therapy in the menopause.

Other less frequent factors are:

Medicamentos con señal que advierte de su uso

The adverse (side) effects of certain systemic drugs (antiserotinergics, tranquilisers, antipsychotics, anti-parkinsonians, anti-histamines, antidepressants, anti-cholinergics, anti-hypertensives, anti-oestrogens, contraceptives).

Crema hidratante

The effects of chronic topical medication at eye level (anaesthetics, antimicrobials, anti-cholinergics, beta-blockers, especially if they have preservatives).

Ojo con lápiz de maquillaje que advierte del peligro que entre el ojo

Make-up that enters within the eye.

Substantiated information by:

Maria Teresa Sáinz de la Maza Sierra

Published: 23 May 2019
Updated: 23 May 2019


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