Improving Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Dry Eye Disease in the 21st Century - September 2017


Sponsored by UAB School of Optometry
Administered by MedEdicus

Findings from surveys and epidemiologic studies show that dry eye disease (DED) affects tens of millions of Americans and that its prevalence is higher in women than in men and increases with age. The prevalence of DED reported in various studies, however, depends on the recruited population and the criteria used to define DED. Most data on DED prevalence in the United States come from studies that were conducted 10 to 20 years ago and included adults aged 48 years and older. Considering your recent experience, are you noticing any trends in the number or type of patients you are seeing with DED?
- Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD