A Pragmatic Approach to the Management of Dry Eye Disease: Evidence into Practice
Laura E Downie, Peter R Keller
OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015
Dry eye disease (DED) is a highly prevalent chronic ocular disorder that can lead to significant discomfort and visual disturbance. It is a potentially debilitating condition that can have significant negative impact on quality of life. A diverse range of management options exists for DED, including tear supplement products, anti-inflammatory agents, immunomodulators, punctal occlusive devices, and environmental modifiers. Although the availability of a variety of treatment approaches provides clinical flexibility and can enable individualized care, it can also complicate clinical management decisions and lead to variability in the nature of the clinical care provided to patients. By conside..View full abstract
This work is partially funded by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2014, LED) and a Kaye Merlin Brutton Bequest (2014, LED). LED is an investigator for industry-sponsored clinical trials (Allergan Pty. Ltd.) and a recipient of an unrestricted research grant (CooperVision Pty. Ltd.).