Menopause, hormone replacement therapy and tear function

Victoria Evans, Thomas J. Millar, John A. Eden, Mark D.P. Willcox

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This pilot study investigates the effect of menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and gender on tear function. Hormones affect the incidence and course of dry eye conditions,1 and anecdotal evidence suggests the incidence of dry eye increases in women after menopause. Estrogen HRT alleviates some of the side effects of menopause, but whether systemic HRT benefits dry eye sufferers is not known.2 HRT may restore hormonal support to the lacrimal gland and tear function to normal levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1033
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume506 B
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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