January 2019

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Similar quality of life among dry eye subgroups


A study from Japan that compared quality of life and health utility among dry eye patients with short tear film breakup time (TBUT) with minimal clinical signs versus those with aqueous deficient dry eye found similar results in both groups.4 The study was led by Dr. Shigeyasu, Dr. Masakazu Yamada, and co-researchers.
The research included 449 adult patients with dry eye who had ophthalmic examinations and were evaluated with the Dry Eye-Related Quality of Life Score (DEQS), which uses 0 as the best score and 100 as the worst. The Health Utilities Index Mark 3 was also completed.
There were no significant between-group differences with the questionnaires. Researchers found a weak significant correlation among TBUT, corneal staining score, and keratoconjunctival staining score to the DEQS. “Our findings suggest that clinicians should be aware of the impact of short tear film breakup time dry eye on patients’ qualify of life and utility values,” the researchers concluded.

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