What is it about?

Dry eye, optical aberrations, quality of life, visual blurring, depression and anxiety suspects, systemic disease and dry eye, hospital based study, CEDS, HADS, threshold testing, psychological condition, screening

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Why is it important?

The link between dry eye and depression increase the morbidity and burden of an eye condition to a systemic psychological condition. Health care planners and hospital administrators should be aware of that.


If patients with dry eye can learn to adapt to the intermittent blurring, they may suffer from less anxiety and depression. Holistic management of patients with dry eye is necessary.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Dry Eye-Related Visual Blurring and Irritative Symptoms and Their Association with Depression and Anxiety in Eye Clinic Patients, Current Eye Research, September 2015, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.3109/02713683.2015.1056804.
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