Prevalence of Dry Eye Disease and its Risk Factors in Visual Display Terminal Users: The Osaka Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To investigate tear function and prevalence of dry eye disease (DED) in visual display terminal (VDT) users.Design: Cross-sectional study.Methods: Six hundred and seventy-two young and middle-aged Japanese office workers who used VDT completed questionnaires and underwent dry eye testing. We estimated the prevalence of DED using logistic regression analysis to examine associations between DED and possible risk factors. The ocular surface feature, prevalence of DED, and risk factors were evaluated.Results: Of the 672 workers, 561 (83.5%, mean age: 43.3 ± 9.1 years) completed the questionnaire. The percentage of women with a composite outcome of definite DED or probable DED (Read more...)

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