Dry eye disease is a highly prevalent and multifactorial ophthalmic condition, which is acknowledged to have negative effects on ocular comfort, visual function, and quality of life.1-3 Epidemiologic research in dry eye disease has progressed considerably over the past decade, with growing interest and recognition of the increasing disease burden worldwide.1,4 Nevertheless, the recent global consensus reports of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II continue to highlight the paucity of scientific evidence on the systemic risk factors and health behaviors associated with dry eye disease, as well as their contribution to natural history and disease progression.1
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Wang MTM, Diprose WK, Craig JP. Epidemiologic Research in Dry Eye Disease and the Utility of Mobile Health Technology. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(1):69–70. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4833
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