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Dry eyes can be caused by the type 2 diabetes in some cases.
Usually this is caused by the destruction of the tear glands.
Sjogren's syndrome is one such condition which can cause tear gland destruction.
Rarely, this can be a manifestation of infiltrative lymphoma.
Another possibility can be the inflammation of the eye lid glands ( blepharitis).
Blepharitis can be treated with baby shampoo.
You need to massage the eye lids with baby shampoo for about 2 minute during warm water shower daily.
Artificial tears containing cellulose may be effective.
You have tried several.
In that case, prescription medication known a cyclosporin eye drops are safe and effective way to treat dry eyes.
Fish oil supplements up to 3 grams daily also has been shown to help with this problem.