Silver Book Fact

An estimated 20.7 million Americans are affected by dry eye.

Market Scope. Report on the Global Dry Eye Market. St. Louis, MO: Market Scope; 2004

Reference

Title
Report on the Global Dry Eye Market
Publisher
Market Scope
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Market Scope

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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