Dry Eye Disease (DED) research continues to reveal how patients suffer not just minor ocular irritation, but many can have significant quality of life (QOL) issues. In the upcoming Cornea 2013 June edition, Türkyilmaz, et al present evidence of this in their publication entitled “Dry eye in patients with fibromyalgia and its relevance to functional and emotional status”.
Visual analog scale (VAS), number of tender points, FM impact questionnaire (FIQ), Beck depression scale (BDS), Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), the tear break-up time (TBUT), Schirmer test, and tear osmolarity (TO) were assessed.
They found only tear osmolarity provided significant correlation (p < 0.001) compared with the other tests. Read abstract here.