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Is Menopause Giving You Dry Eyes?

Menopause may leave you feeling dry somewhere other than where you expected: your eyes!

Dry eye syndrome is a little-known symptom of menopause. About 61 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women suffer from dry, itchy eyes—but only 16 percent of them realize menopause is to blame, according to the Society for Women’s Health Research. It’s time to change all that and start working our baby blues (and browns and greens…)! Dr. Sol Shaftel, M.D., Ph.D., an ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow at the University of Washington sheds some moisture on the situation!

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