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I wonder how many people with dry eyes also have reflux?
A survey carried out in 2014 of 100 experiencing acid reflux found 34% also had dry eyes. This may be xplained by the passage of refluxate up the fill column of the oesophagus, breaching the upper oesophageal sphincter and aspirating into the nose and thence travelling as an irritant via the tear ducts.
I'd be interested in how many with dry or gritty eyes have reflux and may not have considered the possibility the two were connected.
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