Friday, September 2, 2011

Dry Eye Patients Lose Work Productivity

Dry Eye patients lose productivity at work according to a study published in Current Medical Research & Opinion. A cross sectional dry eye study was administered to more than 9,000 patients who were employed and had self reported and physician diagnosed dry eye symptoms. The researchers said the loss of productivity was more pronounced among individuals who work in an office environment where the make portion of the work day is spent using a computer or reading. This is consistent with the fact that if you take patients with dry eyes and place them in activities such as computer work where the blink rate is decreased by 50% or more you actually make the problem worse and even more symptomatic for patients.

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