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Study: Tear film osmolality in postmenopausal women

It is good to see that there is more and more research underway on this specific population. Note that Argentis also has a drug under development specifically for menopausal women, developed at SCO.

Tear film osmolarity and ferning patterns in postmenopausal women
(click for abstract)
Optom Vis Sci. 2007 Jul;84(7):588-92.

Srinivasan S, Joyce E, Jones LW.

Centre for Contact Lens Research, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

CONCLUSIONS.: Osmolality in mild and moderately DE PMW is higher than in NDE PMW and tear ferning is a rapid, simple, noninvasive laboratory procedure that indicates altered tear quality in PMW with symptoms of dry eye.

p.s. I'm about 8 months behind (jeepers!) on medical literature. Hoping to catch up gradually over the next few weeks, so expect a lot of abstracts to be bubbling on these pages.