Adolescents should be monitored for dry eye, meibomian gland dropout

Clinicians may see dry eye in some adolescents and should monitor their meibomian glands for dropout and other signs of meibomian gland dysfunction, according to a study assessing expected values from common ocular surface diagnostic measures.
The cross-sectional study enrolled 225 participants between the ages of 8 and 17 years. They completed questionnaires evaluating dry eye symptoms and lifestyle, and tear film assessments and meibography were performed.
The purpose of the study was to provide expected values of the ocular surface and meibomian glands in children and adolescents.

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