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The prevalence and clinical profile of dry eye in tertiary hospital based normal healthy population in Uttarakhand, India

Pooja Baisoya, Anuradha Raj, Harsh Bahadur, R. C. Nagpal.

Abstract
Background: Dry eye is a multifactorial disorder of the tear film due to lack of tears or its excessive evaporation which can potentially damage the ocular surface and is associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort as defined by the National Eye Institute (NEI) Industry workshop in 1995. Objective of the study was to study the prevalence and the clinical profile of dry eye in hospital-based normal healthy population.
Methods: In this observational study, 503 patients were screened for dry eye on the basis of questionnaire adopted from Dry Eye Workshop questionnaire which included five symptoms. On the basis of two or more than two symptoms, patients were divided into two groups Group I and Group II respectively. All patients underwent routine ophthalmological examination along with evaluation of tear parameters like Schirmer's test I, tear film break-up time, slit lamp assisted tear meniscus height measurement, Rose Bengal staining and tear film thinning time. On the basis of questionnaire and tear parameters, 235 patients were found eligible for the study. Final grading of dry eye into four grades was done according to Dry Eye Workshop. Severity of dry eye was divided into three grades as mild, moderate and severe with total score of 4 respectively. The data was analysed by using Pearsonís correlation of coefficient and multiple comparison tests with SPSS 22 version. P value

Key words: Dry eye, Tear film break-up time, Schirmer′s test I, Dry eye questionnaire



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