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In one study of patients age 48 and older, 17% of the women and 11.1% of the men had dry eye.

Moss, S.E., R. Klein, and B.E.K. Klein. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Dry Eye Syndrome. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000; 118(9): 1264-8. http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/118/9/1264

Reference

Title
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Dry Eye Syndrome
Publication
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Moss, S.E., R. Klein, and B.E.K. Klein
Volume & Issue
Volume 118, Issue 9
Pages
1264-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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