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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
Hormonal Effect on Dry Eye in Menopausal Women—A Reveiw Article
Dr. Jyoti Bhuyan, Dr. Bishnu Prasad Das, Dr. Baby Deka
Published: March 30, 2020 | 50 53
Various researches have been done to understand dry eye in the recent years, which have included the dry eye state and hormonal effect on dry eye. The term Dry eye syndrome or disease (DES/DED) is a multifactorial ocular surface disease that refers to a condition those results in inadequate lubrication of the ocular surface. DES causes symptoms of ocular pain, discomfort and decreased visual acuity and tears film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface and ultimately affects quality of life of patients. It is more prevalent in females specifically in the menopausal and postmenopausal age group. This is probably due to imbalance of sex hormones. Various studies reported potential role of hormones replacement therapy in menopause associated dry eye. This review article will help to understand the influence of sex hormones in dry eye in menopausal women.