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Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

DRY EYE SYNDROME CAUSES, PREVENTION, & TREATMENT Common Causes AGE & SEX More common in More common patients over 50 amongst women 9.8% OVER 20 4.88 6% 5.7% MILLION MILLION 3% middle-aged and older people suffer some symptoms people over 50 have dry eye syndrome UNDER 50 OVER 75 CONDITIONS MEDICATIONS Refractive surgery Antihistamines Menopause Oral contraceptives Rheumatoid arthritis Blood pressure Sjogren's syndrome medications Diabetes Antidepressants Thyroid problems 70% increased risk with estrogen therapy PREVENTION Use humidifier at Wear glasses on windy days Rest eyes during work and home strenuous tasks Skip blow drying hair Quit smoking Avoid eye makeup TYPICAL TREATMENT NON-SURGICAL SURGICAL Blinking exercises Punctal plug insertion Increasing humidity Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) at home and work Artificial tears Moisturizing ointment Restasis prescription eye drops Autologous serum eye drops INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates Drdicatnd to Excelimer in Eyr Cr Siner 1977 Sources: http://www.coo.arg/newsroom/upload/Eye-Health-Statistics-April-2011.pdf php http://www.nebi.nlm.nih.govpubmed/12888Os6

Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

shared by BrittSE on Mar 18
Dry eyes can be a result of a lack of humidity. Investing in a humidifier is a great way to increase humidity and reduce the risk of dry eyes. If you want more tips for fighting dry eyes, take a look ...


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