What is it about?

This article describes the impact of dry eye symptoms on performance of vision function related activities of daily living, in Singapore Malays from a population based sample.

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Why is it important?

It is important for healthcare planners and policy makers to realise the huge impact that dry eye has on daily function. One of the activities most affected is the ability to drive at night, which can impact on social function as well.


The study is less biased than hospital based samples, since participants are not selected or otherwise coming to hospitals for another reason.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Impact of symptomatic dry eye on vision-related daily activities: The Singapore Malay Eye Study, Eye, May 2010, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/eye.2010.67.
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