5 Facts About Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) from PROKERA®
- Nearly 300 million people worldwide experience dry eye, however it can be difficult to diagnose and can easily be mistaken for other conditions such as infections and allergies.
- Common symptoms of dry eyes may include dryness, scratchiness, burning or stinging, tired eyes, general eye discomfort, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light.
- Dry eye is one of the most common reasons patients seek help from their eye doctor. It has been estimated that 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dry eye.
- Common causes may include advancing age, allergies, poor diet, hormonal changes, computer use, and health status such as diabetes, arthritis, lupus, or thyroid dysfunction.
- Nearly 75 percent of people over age 65 will experience DES, and the condition occurs most often in older women after menopause.
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