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Can dry eyes lead to complications?

In rare cases, dry eyes can lead to complications. Having dry eyes can make the eyes more susceptible to infection because the normal production of tears, which clean and disinfect the eyes, does not occur. In its most severe form, dry eyes can lead to damage to the surface of the eye and impaired vision.

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