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Author:  Eye [ Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Impact of dry eye symptoms on daily life

Impact of dry eye symptoms on daily life
SOURCE: NELSON 2000
http://www.ptcommunity.com/ptjournal/fulltext/PTD_dryeye_pt.pdf

Patients who said dry eye symptoms interfered
with activities most or all of the time (%)

Quality-of-life factors
Loss of confidence 38.6
Decrease of leisure time 35.7
Frustration with daily activities 34.3
Change of activities 25.7
Depression, unhappiness 25.7
Need for assistance 14.3
Missed outings 12.9
Decrease of work time 11.4
Change of work 7.1
Other 22.9
None of the above 27.1
Vision-related activities
Nighttime driving 32.3
Reading 27.5
Working at electronic monitor 25.7
Watching television 17.9

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