Assessment of ocular symptoms in patient-reported dry eye versus doctor-diagnosed dry eye

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  • Discrepancies in reported symptoms between patients diagnosed with dry eye by the doctor and patients who think they have dry eye were evaluated. The Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) and McMonnies' questionnaire were administered at six clinical sites to 1054 consecutive patients. The examining doctor, who was unaware of DEQ responses, evaluated each patient for dry eye. Data indicate that in making a diagnosis of dry eye, clinicians take into consideration all patient reported symptoms, while patients appear to only take the feeling of dryness into account when asked if they think they have dry eye.
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  • Mitchell GL; Nichols KK; Caffery B; Chalmers R; Begley CG
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  • 181
  • Volume

  • 77
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  • 12 SUPPL.