Effect of androgen deficiency on the human meibomian gland and ocular surface.

  title={Effect of androgen deficiency on the human meibomian gland and ocular surface.},
  author={Kathleen L Krenzer and Mohamad R. Dana and M. David Ullman and Jennifer M Cermak and D B Tolls and James E Evans and David A. Sullivan},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={85 12},
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the chronic use of antiandrogen medications leads to meibomian gland dysfunction, altered lipid profiles in meibomian gland secretions, decreased tear film stability, and evaporative dry eye. Subjects taking antiandrogen therapy for prostatic indications, as well as age-related controls, were asked to complete a questionnaire that assessed dry eye symptoms and then were given a complete anterior segment examination. Moreover, meibomian gland… CONTINUE READING


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