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November 27, 2019

Epidemiologic Research in Dry Eye Disease and the Utility of Mobile Health Technology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2Department of Neurology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(1):69-70. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4833

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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