What is it about?

Since there are many diagnostic devices available and many different dry eye questionnaires, there is no consensus for diagnosing dry eye. Here we arrive at the recommendation of 1. Screening for differentials 2. One validated symptom questionnaire (eg. DEQ5 or OSDI) 3. At least one abnormal sign (TBUT, Staining or tear osmolarity) For classification, use Schirmer or meniscus assessment.

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Why is it important?

This facilitates future studies and trials.


This topic is important for education of eye care specialists, especially general ophthalmologists.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: TFOS DEWS II Diagnostic Methodology report, The Ocular Surface, July 2017, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtos.2017.05.001.
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