>>There’s actually many causes of dry eye and
the most common risk factor just being age. As we age, it’s more likely
that we’ll have dry eye. Also, the female gender is associated with dry
eye likely because of some hormonal influences. There’s also some systemic
diseases that can make us more prone to dry eye including autoimmune diseases. There’s also medication use systemically
that can make us more prone to dry eye. And, lastly, abnormalities of the eyelid
in terms of the shape and distribution of the tears can make us
more prone to having dry eye.