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Dry eyes? Maybe it's menopause

May 08, 2006|From Times wire reports

Few women appear to be aware that dry eye is a common symptom of menopause.

A survey sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research and released last month found that 62% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women report experiencing dry eye symptoms.

But only 16% knew that the condition was linked to menopause.

Treatments, which depend on the cause and the severity of the condition, can include artificial tear eyedrops, prescription therapies and surgery.

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