Findings validate link between environmental factors, dry eye

Dry eye signs and symptoms worsened in the presence of a high pollen count, high wind speed low humidity and high pollution, according to a study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.
Researchers analyzed a subset of data from the Dry Eye Assessment and Management study to evaluate the association between dry eye signs and symptoms and a variety of environmental factors.
Participants included 535 adults with moderate to severe dry eye. They completed the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), Brief Ocular Discomfort Index (BODI), conjunctival lissamine

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