Women unaware of dry eye's link to menopause, survey finds

May 1, 2006

A March survey showed that 62% of menopausal and perimenopausal women reported dry eye symptoms, yet 16% of women experiencing dry eye symptoms realized dry eye was a symptom of menopause. Of the women experiencing dry eye symptoms, less than 59% spoke to a doctor about it and about 58% used over-the-counter eye drops to treat the symptoms.