What is it about?

As dry eye is so common and pervasive, almost everyone will have encountered a friend or family member who suffers from it. This may be the 40 year old bank officer who has been compelled to change his job because using the computer aggravated his condition, the 25 year old lady who has become socially withdrawn because of difficulty driving at night, or her 65 year old wheelchair-bound insomniac grandmother who required eyedrops every hour and has become clinically depressed.

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Why is it important?

A concise guide to proper management of dry eye by family doctors. The minimum you should do. Yes it can be done in 10 minutes in a consultation.

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This page is a summary of: Dry eye, BMJ, November 2012, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e7533.
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