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Dry Eye


Dry Eye Statistics


  • Currently between 16 million and 49 million Americans have dry eyes. This is between 5-15% of the population. [1]

  • Google trends for the topic “dry eye syndrome” have doubled between December 2010 and July 2020 [2]

  • A 2012 Gallup Poll suggested that 29 million Americans will suffer from the disease by 2022 [3]

  • 2004 data suggested that 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 have dry eyes [4]

  • A large population study of over 79,866 people in Netherlands found that 9.1% had dry eye disease [6]

  • Global dry eye treatments are expected to top over USD$6.6billion by the end of 2027 [5]

[1] Source- USA General Population 2018 Cross Sectional Study and Population Clock – accessed August 2nd 2020

[2] Source- Google Trends – accessed August 2nd 2020

[3] Source- Pharmacy Times– accessed August 5th 2020

[4] Source Physicians Health Studies. (2004 data for men and women)

[5] Future market insights: Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment Market 2016

[6] Source: Ocular Surface Journal

[7] Source: Cornea Journal

[8] TFOS DEWS II 2017 Epidemiology Report

Read more about Dry Eye in my article below and take the ODSI Questionnaire below to find out how severe your symptoms are. 

If your score shows moderate to severe dry eye, contact our practice for an appointment. 

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