Journal article

Incidence and risk factors of symptomatic dry eye disease in Asian Malays from the Singapore Malay Eye Study

Ryan EK Man, Anuradha R Veerappan, Shu-Pei Tan, Eva K Fenwick, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Jacqueline Chua, Yuan-Yuh Leong, Tien Yin Wong, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Ching-Yu Cheng, Louis Tong

OCULAR SURFACE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of symptomatic dry eye disease (SDED) and associated risk factors in a well-characterized cohort of ethnic Malays in Singapore. METHODS: We included 1682 participants (mean age [SD]: 57 [10]years; 55.4% female) without SDED from the Singapore Malay Eye Study (SiMES), a population-based longitudinal study with baseline examination (SiMES-1) conducted between 2004 and 2006, and follow-up examination (SiMES-2) conducted between 2010 and 2013. SDED was considered to be present if a participant answered "often" or "all the time" to any of the six questions from the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Study dry eye questionnaire. Age-standardized incidence of SDED was calcu..

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Grants

Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council under its individual research grant NMRC/1206/2009 and center grant NMRC/CG/SERI/2010. Dr. Eva Fenwick is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (#1072987). Prof. Louis Tong is funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Clinician-Scientist Award (NMRC/CSA/045/2012). The funding bodies had no role in the design and conduct of this research.