Dry eye disease - are we underselling it? An epidemic in the offing and future management trends
Author(s): Sinchana Adyanthaya and Abhilash B*
Abstract: Dry eye definition and management has seen a complete overhaul over the past two decades. With increasing life style changes the incidence of DED has exponentially increased and it’s not relevant only to the developed world anymore. The earlier thought demography of patients susceptible for dry eye has also changed considerably. In India the prevalence of dry eye ranges from 18.4% to 40.8%. This increasing incidence of DED has provided a sling shot for many pharmaceutical industry leaders to come up with novel innovative treatment methodologies for holistic management of dry eye disease. In our brief communication we look at the history of dry eye diagnosis and management and future treatment options available for treating clinicians to tackle the epidemic of DED.
Sinchana Adyanthaya, Abhilash B*. Dry eye disease - are we underselling it? An epidemic in the offing and future management trends. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2021;3(1):41-43. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2021.v3.i1a.60