What Causes Dry Eyes?

Lid scrubs and compresses

Lid scrubs and compresses
Lid scrubs and compresses

Blepharitis is a condition in which the oil glands present along the eyelid suffer blockage and not enough oil does not get to the tear film, which is the most common cause of dry eyes syndrome. Managing and treating blepharitis is one of the best ways to treat and prevent dry eyes. If you are likely to get blepharitis, the doctor can advise you on certain ways to avoid the condition such as protecting eyes if you work around chemical irritants or dust, removing eye makeup before going to bed, and treating any eye condition that might lead to the clogging of oil glands lining the eye lids. The eye doctor also recommends applying warm compresses to the eyes as the heat helps to loosen the oil glands on the surface of eye lids. The doctor also suggest the use of lid scrubs to extract material and oil on the surface of eye lids.


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