Symptoms alone inadequate for dry eye diagnosis, speaker says

BOSTON — Symptoms alone are insufficient for an accurate diagnosis of dry eye disease, a speaker told colleagues at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting here. “Dry eye disease is present in about half the population. It’s at least as common in the refractive and cataract populations as well,” Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, said. “Dry eye symptoms are present in half the normal patients who do not have dry eye and in only half the patients with significant dry eye. Symptoms alone cannot be used to (Read more...)

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