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New Perspectives on Dry Eye Definition and Diagnosis: A Consensus Report by the Asia Dry Eye Society

 Kazuo Tsubota  ;  Norihiko Yokoi  ;  Jun Shimazaki  ;  Hitoshi Watanabe  ;  Murat Dogru  ;  Masakazu Yamada  ;  Shigeru Kinoshita  ;  Hyo-Myung Kim  ;  Hung-Won Tchah  ;  Joon Young Hyon  ;  Kyung-Chul Yoon  ;  Kyoung Yul Seo  ;  Xuguang Sun  ;  Wei Chen  ;  Lingyi Liang  ;  Mingwu Li  ;  Zuguo Liu  ;  Founding Members Of The Asia Dry Eye Society 
 OCULAR SURFACE, Vol.15(1) : 65-76, 2017 
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consensus ; definition of dry eye ; diagnosis of dry eye ; dry eye ; tear film breakup time ; tear film oriented therapy
For the last 20 years, a great amount of evidence has accumulated through epidemiological studies that most of the dry eye disease encountered in daily life, especially in video display terminal (VDT) workers, involves short tear film breakup time (TFBUT) type dry eye, a category characterized by severe symptoms but minimal clinical signs other than short TFBUT. An unstable tear film also affects the visual function, possibly due to the increase of higher order aberrations. Based on the change in the understanding of the types, symptoms, and signs of dry eye disease, the Asia Dry Eye Society agreed to the following definition of dry eye: "Dry eye is a multifactorial disease characterized by unstable tear film causing a variety of symptoms and/or visual impairment, potentially accompanied by ocular surface damage." The definition stresses instability of the tear film as well as the importance of visual impairment, highlighting an essential role for TFBUT assessment. This paper discusses the concept of Tear Film Oriented Therapy (TFOT), which evolved from the definition of dry eye, emphasizing the importance of a stable tear film.
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Kim, Tae Im(김태임) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6414-3842
Seo, Kyoung Yul(서경률) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9855-1980
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