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Newsblurb: Dry as a desert

Nothing special about the news item per se but there's kind of a cute photo of some fake eyeballs in the sand. (Wee bit of time on our hands today, have we???)

Ozarks Health
Dry As A Desert

The women's health group released a report this summer naming office jobs, many requiring prolonged computer use, as the work most likely to contribute to dry eye. Next are construction and manufacturing jobs, which expose workers to dust, allergens and wind.

Contact-lens users are especially vulnerable to dry eye, Esposito says, because the lenses draw moisture off the eyes.

The condition is more common in Hispanic and Asian women and in people with autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. People who take antihistamines, diuretics, antidepressants and other medications are at higher risk, too.