Our expert says:
Auto immune diseases are not always hereditary but Sjogren sydrome which is associated with red and dry eyes also has other symptoms like dry mouth and lips. The most common causes of red eyes if infections, glaucoma and injuries are excluded, are dry eyes and allergy. Have you done an IGE blood test to see if you have an allergy? Allergies and dry eyes will need long term chronic treatment as it can't be healed, only managed. They can also do tests to see if you have enough tears, and if not you can use artificial tears (drops) during the day and lubrication (ointment) at night. Are you wearing contact lenses? Some contact lens solutions contain chemicals that people may be allergic to.
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