Research Article - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2022) Volume 6, Issue 4
Prevalence of dry eye disease among Hail University staff and students.
Purpose: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of dry eye disease among Hail University staff and students. To investigate the Dry Eye Disease (DED) associated risk factors among Hail University staff students.
Patients and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Hail University during February 2022 using an electronic-based Ocular Surface Index (OSDI) questionnaire.
Results: A total 350 university students and staff completed the survey questionnaire. Participants were classified according to four groups, about half (48.3%) of participants were suffered from dry eyes, 14.9% had mild DES, 8% had moderate DES and 25.4% had severe DES according to OSDI score.
Conclusion: DED is common among university students and staff. These findings highlight the continued importance of research and therapeutic development for this common condition.Author(s): Talal F Alharbi, Khalid I Alrehili, Moath Z Alaodah, Mubashir Zafar, Abrar Ali, Nabeel Shalabi