The tears are secreted by the lacrimal glands and accessory lacrimal glands. The eye lids act as windshield wipers which spread the tears evenly across the cornea polishing the optical surface. The tears are a combination of aqueous, lipid and Meibomian gland secretions. All the three must be in proper ratio and volume. the tears are rather the natural tears are also an important source of and T microbial substances like the lysozymes minerals and enzymes. These various substances are important for fighting the microbes which entered the surface of the eye. Natural tears also provide nourishment to the top layers of the cornea. Therefore dry eyes might be caused by one of the following reasons. The production may be inadequate, there may be excessive evaporation are then maybe increased drainage. Usually it is a combination of all the three reasons. With advancing age the tear production decreases. Living in hot dry climates like Southern California,
(those Santa Ana winds) does not help either.
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