Keratoconjuctivitis sicca

Dry eyes can occur from conditions such as:



Corneal ulcers and infections

Eye infections

Vitamin A deficiency

Sjögren’s syndrome

Secondary tearing deficiency associated with disorders such as lymphoma, leukemia, GVHD, and rheumatoid arthritis, as a temporary or permanent side effect of LASER vision correction surgery such as LASIK or PRK.

The inability of tears to drain into the nose can occur with some eye infections and blockage of the tear duct.

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