Seasonal variations of complaints in dry eye patients

T. Hikichi, A. Yoshida, Y. Fukui, T. Hamano, M. Ri, K. Araki, K. Horimoto, E. Takamura, K. Kitagawa, M. Oyama, Y. Danjo, S. Kondo, H. Fujishima, I. Toda, K. Tsubota

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Abstract

We performed a multiinstitutional study regarding tear film and ocular surface. A total of 2,127 subjects were examined either in January, April, July or October. Dry eye was diagnosed in 359 patients, 17%. These dry eye patients were asked as to the subjective symptoms of ocular fatigue, discharge, foreign body sensation, dry eye sensation, injection, discomfort and ocular pain. These symptoms were significantly infrequent during January than in the other 3 months (p<0.05). The findings show seasonal variations in complaints by dry eye patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Hikichi, T., Yoshida, A., Fukui, Y., Hamano, T., Ri, M., Araki, K., Horimoto, K., Takamura, E., Kitagawa, K., Oyama, M., Danjo, Y., Kondo, S., Fujishima, H., Toda, I., & Tsubota, K. (1995). Seasonal variations of complaints in dry eye patients. Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 49(2), 293-299.