What is it about?

Terpenoids are the active ingredient of tea tree oil, effective in killing eyelid mites. However, they may sting a lot if exposed to the surface of the eye. So user experience is important.

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Why is it important?

It is necessary to know how patients learn to use these wipes. We compared 2 methods: using live demonstrations vs online videos.

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Patient education and prevention of deterioration of ocular surface disease are important because in the future, there is less opportunity for the majority of dry eye sufferers to be educated and managed by specialists. Online videos may be more efficient than in person demonstrations for the purpose above.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Satisfaction and convenience of using terpenoid-impregnated eyelid wipes and teaching method in people without blepharitis, Clinical Ophthalmology, January 2018, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/opth.s144483.
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