It must be that time of year or is it?
The question “does dry eye have a season?” is often posed. The answer is “yes” and “no.”
The seasonality of dry eye disease is driven in large part by environmental and pharmacological changes. Patients may report an uptick in symptoms during winter months due to heat within their homes and offices.
Forced heat with low humidity can cause an increase in symptoms not unlike a controlled adverse environment chamber (CAE). CAE’s have been employed in studies to evaluate the efficacy of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals designated for the treatment of dry eye disease.
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