Tear film evaporation--effect of age and gender.

  title={Tear film evaporation--effect of age and gender.},
  author={Michel Guillon and C{\'e}cile Ma{\"i}ssa},
  journal={Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association},
  volume={33 4},
PURPOSE Dry eye is more prevalent in older patients and among them more marked in women than men. The increase in dry eye with aging is traditionally thought to be associated with a decrease in tear production enhanced by hormonal changes. Clinical evidence of an abnormal lipid production system in older patients, in particular women is established. It is therefore postulated that the greater prevalence of dry eye problems in an older population has an evaporative component. METHODS Tear film… CONTINUE READING

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