Ocul Surf 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.
Optometry and Vision Sciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address:
Purpose: To evaluate demographic and lifestyle factors associated with aqueous deficient and evaporative dry eye disease.
Methods: A total of 1125 general public visitors (707 females, mean ± SD age, 33 ± 21, range 5-90 years) at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition were recruited in a cross-sectional study. A demographic and lifestyle factor questionnaire was administered, and dry eye symptomology (DEQ-5 score), ocular surface characteristics (conjunctival hyperaemia, and infrared meibography), and tear film parameters (tear meniscus height, non-invasive breakup time, and lipid layer grade) were evaluated for each participant within a single session. Read More