|Title||A Comparison of Dry Eye Diagnostic Tests Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Age-Matched Females|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Ngo, W., S. Srinivasan, and L. Jones|
|Journal||Eye & contact lens|
|Keywords||age, age distribution, Age Factors, aged, asymptomatic disease, Asymptomatic Diseases, comparative study, Cornea, Cross-Sectional Studies, cross-sectional study, Diagnostic Techniques, Dry eye, Dry Eye Syndromes, female, human, Humans, incidence, lacrimal fluid, meibomian gland, Meibomian Glands, metabolism, middle aged, Ontario, Ophthalmological, pathology, Tears, Visual acuity, visual system examination|
PURPOSE: To quantify the strength of association of dry eye (DE) symptoms to DE diagnostic tests in age-matched females. METHODS: Twenty females with DE symptoms (Ocular Surface Disease Index, OSDI, ≥13) were age-matched with 20 females without DE symptoms (OSDI0.05), and similarly, no significant association to DE symptoms (all P>0.05). CONCLUSION: The diagnostic tests most strongly associated with DE symptoms in older women were ocular staining, meibum quality, number of obstructed MGs, and tear film stability.