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Title: Assessment and management of dry eye patients for non-ophthalmic healthcare practitioners
Authors: Tong, L. 
Petznick, A.
Lee, S.Y.
Tan, J.
Keywords: Clinical science
Dry eye
General practice
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Tong, L.,Petznick, A.,Lee, S.Y.,Tan, J. (2012). Assessment and management of dry eye patients for non-ophthalmic healthcare practitioners. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 21 (1) : 15-22. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Dry eye is a very common condition in many parts of the world. Both ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals, such as optometrists and general practitioners, are often involved in the care of these patients. The main thrust of dry eye management is over-the-counter tear lubricants. There is a wide range of tear lubricants available today. These lubricants vary in viscosity, duration of action, type of preservatives, osmolarity/osmolality and pH. This article aims to educate healthcare professionals on 1) how to assess and manage patients with mild to moderate dry eyes and 2) how to identify patients who may need a referral to an ophthalmologist. Strategies on the use of available treatments and their limitations, as well as factors that may affect patient compliance will be discussed.
Source Title: Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare
ISSN: 20101058
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