What is it about?

This is a population based study of dry eye in Singapore Malays of 40 years and older living the south western part of Singapore. The six questions used are based on the Salisbury Eye Evaluation study.

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Why is it important?

This shows the risk factors of dry eye and that it increases difficulty performing activities of daily living.


Population based study is more unbiased but this study did not include the signs of dry eye.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: A Questionnaire-Based Assessment of Symptoms Associated with Tear Film Dysfunction and Lid Margin Disease in an Asian Population, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, January 2009, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09286580802521317.
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