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Dry Eye Causes and Treatment Options from New York Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld

You have three different layers of tears in your eyes—a bottom layer produced by thousands of individual cells, a watery middle layer, and an oily layer on the outside of the eye which keeps tears from evaporating.

This video examines the causes of dry eyes syndrome. In most cases, dry eyes syndrome occurs when the cells that produce the bottom layer of tears begin to deteriorate and no longer replicate or reproduce. Other causes of this condition include the use of certain medications, evaporation during windy conditions, and blocked sebaceous glands. Watch this video for information about what you can do about dry eyes syndrome.

Improve the health of your eyes by visiting your NYC ophthalmologist. Call Dr. Mark Hornfeld of Vista Laser Vision at (212) 580-8881 to make an appointment. You can also set up a consultation on our website.