Air Pollution And Dry Eye Syndrome

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Residents of major cities with high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dry eye syndrome, according to a study presented at the world’s largest ophthalmic

Pollution in Beijing. Image Treehugger
Pollution in Beijing. Image Treehugger

conference, the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in New Orleans. Study subjects in and around Chicago and New York City were found to be three to four times more likely to be diagnosed with dry eye syndrome compared to less urban areas with relatively little air pollution. As a result of this study, researchers suggest that environmental manipulations should be considered as part of the overall control and management of patients with dry eye syndrome. – See more at: http://eyesmart.com.au/?option=com_content&view=article&id=4286#sthash.YOCy7Tpd.dpuf