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Dry Eye

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Thyroid and dry eyes

Do you have a thyroid problem? Do your eyes feel dry or gritty? Dry eyes are in fact one of the symptoms of thyroid disorders.   What is the thyroid?   The thyroid is a gland in the neck that is essential for your metabolism to work properly. It produces two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and …

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Glaucoma and dry eye

Has your ophthalmologist diagnosed you with glaucoma? Is your treatment making your eyes red, irritated and dry? If so, you are probably suffering from dry eye.   How common are glaucoma and dry eye?   Glaucoma is a very common eye condition. The risk of suffering from it increases with age. Glaucoma affects around 68 million …

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Contact lenses and dry eye

Have you ever experienced dry, stinging or tired eyes when wearing contact lenses? If so, you may be suffering from dry eye.   Many people prefer to wear contact lenses, whether for practical or esthetics reasons. Contact lenses certainly have many benefits, but they can also cause irritation and dry eye. This doesn’t mean you …

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Smoking and dry eye

Do your eyes feel stinging, irritated or gritty when you smoke or spend time around smokers? In the world, 1.3 billion people consume tobacco every day. While no one can deny the harms of smoking when it comes to the lungs or heart, its consequences on the eyes are less well known. And yet studies …

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Pollution and dry eye

Do your eyes feel stinging, irritated or gritty when you’re in a polluted environment?   According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air. In large cities, pollution peaks involving high levels of fine particles and nitrogen have an impact on our eyes and mucous membranes. The main risk …

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Dry eye and menopause

Have you reached menopause ? On top of all the other unpleasant symptoms associated with this period, do your eyes sting or feel gritty ? Are they red, irritated and dry ? If so, you’re probably suffering from dry eye.   Menopause signals the end of a woman’s reproductive period. It is associated with a …

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Stress and dry eyes

Have you also noticed increased anxiety and irritability when your dry eye symptoms are getting worse ? You should know that the relationship between stress and dry eye poses a twofold problem. Dry eye is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects tears and the ocular surface: it has a significant impact on the quality …

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In France, one out of three people is affected by dry eye

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