The diagnosis and characteristics of moderate dry eye in non-contact lens wearers

Srihari Narayanan, William Miller, Thomas Prager, Julie Jackson, Norman Leach, Alison McDermott, Mike Christensen, Jan Bergmanson

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Abstract

Purpose - To identify and characterize moderate dry eye in non-contact lens wearers with a new scoring system-based dry eye questionnaire and to determine which objective tests better differentiate patients with moderate dry eye from healthy patients. Methods - Fifty-two healthy subjects (21 women and 31 men with a mean age of 27.8 +/- 9.2 years) and 37 subjects with moderate dry eye (33 women and 4 men with a mean age of 36.4 +/- 12.9 years) completed a 42-item dry eye questionnaire. Seventeen healthy subjects (11 women and 6 men with a mean age of 30.5 +/- 9.7 years) and 28 subjects with moderate dry eye (24 women and 4 men with a mean age of 38.50 +/- 3.8 years) underwent additional objective assessment of ocular surface health, tear osmolality, tear stability, and tear volume. Results - Subjects with moderate dry eye scored significantly higher (49.8 +/- 20.3, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-104
JournalEye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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