Aging and dry eye disease.

@article{Ding2012AgingAD,
  title={Aging and dry eye disease.},
  author={Juan Ding and David A. Sullivan},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={483-90}
}
Dry eye disease is a prevalent eye disorder that in particular affects the elderly population. One of the major causes of dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), shows increased prevalence with aging. MGD is caused by hyperkeratinization of the ductal epithelium of meibomian gland and reduced quantity and/or quality of meibum, the holocrine product that stabilizes and prevents the evaporation of the tear film. Of note, retinoids which are used in current anti-aging cosmetics may promote the… CONTINUE READING

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