Many ophthalmologists see more women with dry eye disease (DED) than men. This can partly be explained by the fact that more women than men seek professional help for medical conditions, and that DED is more prevalent in elderly people, of whom a higher percentage are female, since women live longer than men. However, it is increasingly recognised that there are other reasons for the higher incidence of DED in women. Understanding sex differences in DED is essential for successful disease evaluation and management.In an expert interview, Dr Piera Versura discusses the evidence for the role of sex hormones in the aetiology of DED, and how this evidence may be used to inform future treatment strategies.

Sex, Gender and Hormones in Dry Eye Disease - An expert interview with Piera Versura / Versura, P. - In: EUROPEAN OPHTHALMIC REVIEW. - ISSN 1756-1795. - STAMPA. - 13:2(2019), pp. 63-64. [10.17925/EOR.2019.13.2.63]

Sex, Gender and Hormones in Dry Eye Disease - An expert interview with Piera Versura

Versura, P
2019

Abstract

Many ophthalmologists see more women with dry eye disease (DED) than men. This can partly be explained by the fact that more women than men seek professional help for medical conditions, and that DED is more prevalent in elderly people, of whom a higher percentage are female, since women live longer than men. However, it is increasingly recognised that there are other reasons for the higher incidence of DED in women. Understanding sex differences in DED is essential for successful disease evaluation and management.In an expert interview, Dr Piera Versura discusses the evidence for the role of sex hormones in the aetiology of DED, and how this evidence may be used to inform future treatment strategies.
2019
Sex, Gender and Hormones in Dry Eye Disease - An expert interview with Piera Versura / Versura, P. - In: EUROPEAN OPHTHALMIC REVIEW. - ISSN 1756-1795. - STAMPA. - 13:2(2019), pp. 63-64. [10.17925/EOR.2019.13.2.63]
Versura, P
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