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How Do Dry Eyes Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Do dry eyes affect men and women differently? In this video, ophthalmologist David Demartini, MD, discusses why women are more susceptible than men when it comes to experiencing dry eyes.

Medically reviewed in January 2019.

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Are there alternative treatments for dry eyes?
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