Pollution linked to increased risk of dry eye syndrome

A study found the risk of dry eye syndrome is increased in residents of major cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a press release from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Diagnosis of dry eye syndrome was three to four times more likely in those residing in or near Chicago and New York City compared with areas with minimal air pollution. Researchers used data from the National Veterans Administration database, the National Climatic Data Center and NASA and examined health records of 606,708 U.S. veterans who underwent treatment (Read more...)

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