Could dry eyes be related to trigeminal nerve pain?

David R. Demartini, MD
Trigeminal neuralgia involves the trigeminal nerve which brings sensation from the face to the brain. This nerve acts abnormally when the slightest stimulation causes severe pain in this one nerve that can be very debilitating. Most patients try to avoid these slight sensations. Dryness is not a usual stimulating factor but it could be. Make-up or even a slight breeze have been known to cause this neuralgia.

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