Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 16th, 2001
Hormonal changes associated with this stage of life can cause some women as they age to develop dry eye, a condition in which the eyes become dry and itchy, and in some cases, cease to produce tears. The problem can be more than simply irritating, according to Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder, a professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.
"Women who have severe cases of dry eye feel as if they have grains of sand in their eyes," Pflugfelder said. "They really can't function. They almost have to stay in a dimly lit room and not go out. Even air drafts cause them...
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