Pathologic myopia associated with higher OSDI scores, lower TBUT

Patients with pathologic myopia experienced more severe Ocular Surface Disease Index symptoms and faster tear film breakup times than controls, according to a study. The study compared 45 patients with pathologic myopia with 44 healthy individuals. Researchers defined pathologic myopia as spherical equivalent (SE) refractive errors greater than 6 D and axial globe length (AL) of more than 26.5 mm. No statistically significant difference between groups was seen in corneal staining or in Schirmer's 1 test scores, both with and without anesthesia, but SE, keratometry, AL, tear breakup time (TBUT) (Read more...)