How do dry eyes affect men, women and children differently?


In general, children are not affected by dry eyes. It is a condition common to older adults, particularly those above the age of 65. If children do suffer from dry eyes, it may be caused by improperly-formed eyelids or some other structural problem with the eyes. Dry eyes are more common in women than men, particularly women who have gone through menopause or who are pregnant. Hormonal changes in post-menopausal women may affect the amount or quality of tears produced by the eyes. Birth control pills can also be a factor in causing dry eyes.

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Dry eyes sting, they are uncomfortable, and they occur for many reasons. Dry indoor air in winter, too much time staring at a computer screen-these are just two of many scenarios that cause dry eyes. It's a disorder created when y...

our eyes don't provide enough tears to moisturize your eyes. Dry eyes are more common in women, and especially in menopause. Some diseases like rheumatoid arthritis cause dry eyes. Artificial tear drops and ointments can help, so can prescription eye drops.

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