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Chronic dry eye has a clinically important impact on approximately 4.25 million Americans age 50 and older–3.2 million women and 1.05 million men.

Schamberg D, ScheinOd G. Smolin and Thoft’s The Cornea: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice: 4th ed.. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004. https://www.amazon.com/Smolin-Thofts-Cornea-Scientific-Foundations/dp/0781742064

Reference

Title
Smolin and Thoft’s The Cornea: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice: 4th ed.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Schamberg D, ScheinOd G
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