PATTERN OF DRY EYE IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN JAMMU REGION.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 140-144
AbstractBackground:Dry eye is one of the most important causes of ocular
morbidity.Postmenopausal women often present with dry eye symptoms. The purpose of
this study is to assess the pattern of dry eye in post menopausal women attending
ophthalmology OPD in GMCJammu.
Material and methods:A cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 patients attending
ophthalmology OPD in GMCJammufrom June 2018 to December 2018.After the detailed
history,patients were subjected to complete ophthalmic examination,dry eye tests for
example schirmer’s test and tear film breakup time were done, for the assessment of dry
Results:Out of the 200 patients,most commonly dry eye was seen in the age group 61 to 65
years and mostly in patients engaged in outdoor occupation.
Conclusion: If the symptoms are detected early,patients can be benefitted. The optimal care
includes early detection and adequate use of lubricants in these patients.
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