Pediatric dry eye disease: The next generation dry eye patient is already here

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD

Increasing smartphone use seems to play a role in signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, even in children.

pediatric dry eye

If you just looked at the history and the objective data that we gathered, but did not look at the date of birth, you would swear that you were looking at the chart of a 45-year-old accountant  . . . Blurry vision that fluctuated, especially at near . . . red, painful eyes that burned, with symptoms increasing over the course of the day. Tearing that interfered with their favorite activities especially — wait for it — looking at their smartphones.

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Tags: Dry Eye, eye health, Lipiflow, pediatric dry eye disease, smartphone use and your eyes, blurry vision, burning eyes

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