Dry Eye Disease and Work Productivity Loss in Visual Display Users: The Osaka Study – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To estimate the impact of dry eye disease (DED) on work performance and productivity in office workers using visual display terminals (VDTs).Design: Cross-sectional study.Methods: Six hundred and seventy-two Japanese young and middle-aged office workers using VDTs completed questionnaire which was designed to measured at-work performance deficits and productivity losses using the Japanese version of the Work Limitations Questionnaire, completed by e-mail. Using the Japanese dry eye diagnostic criteria, respondents were classified into three groups: definite DED, probable DED, and non-DED.Results: Of the 672 office workers, 553 subjects (82.3%) including 366 men and 187 women completed the questionnaire and (Read more...)

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