Dry eye syndrome is a disease caused by a reduced production of tears (hypolacrymia) or insufficient production of fat (dyslacrimia).
Both hypolacrymia and dyslacrymia are caused by obstruction or malfunction of the meibomian glands which, positioned in the eyelids, are responsible for the production of the lipid layer of tears.
There are 25 to 40 meibomian glands in the upper eyelid and 20 to 30 in the lower eyelid. Their function is to secrete oils which, spreading over the surface of the eye, help to prevent tears from evaporating too quickly.
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