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Dry Eye Syndrome: A Review & Novel Formulation Approach

Dry eye symptoms are one of the leading causes of visits to ophthalmologists, and 30% of patients seen by ophthalmologists describe symptoms consistent with dry eye syndrome.1-3 Up to 50 million people in the US have some form of dry eye disease, and the prevalence of dry eye syndrome is increasing.4,5 Reasons for this rise include an aging population and related hormonal changes associated with aging in females, increased numbers of people undergoing cataract and refractive surgical procedures that are associated with post- operative dry eye, steady growth in contact lens use that can cause and exacerbate dry eye, and an increase in screen-related visually demanding tasks.4,5 The pharmaceutical market size for dry eye has been similarly growing.