Clinical Assessments of Dry Eye Disease: Tear Film and Ocular Surface Health

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Abstract

  • Modern dry eye diagnosis can be two-tiered, first, a straightforward screening algorithm using common tools in the eyecare clinic, followed by a more in-depth dry eye review to determine dry eye subclassification. Symptom screening, followed by measures of tear film stability, ocular surface integrity, and/or osmolality are appropriate and adequate to screen for dry eye. Additional assessment of tear production or retention on the ocular surface and meibomian gland health further subclassify dry eye and aid in initial management. Existing and emerging technology in the imaging and biochemistry arenas will make in-office and point-of-care diagnosis a simple reality in the future.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780323827546
  • Start Page

  • 15
  • End Page

  • 23