Dry eyes

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Dry eyes

Dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly because the oil glands are blocked or abnormal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Sandy or gritty eyes

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Dry eyes.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Sjögren's syndrome

Sjogren's (pronounced Show-grin's) syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks glands that secrete fluid, such as the tear and saliva glands.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Pain during sex

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Sjögren's syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.