Dry eye symptoms in children: can we reliably measure them?

With increasing use of smartphones and digital devices by children, dry eye is becoming more of a problem even in younger kids.  Although some studies suggest that children report less symptoms of dry eye compared to adults, this may be related to use of questionnaires which were developed for adults. Research into this important area conducted by researchers at UNSW, has identified the challenges associated with use of adult questionnaires in kids. The researchers suggest how best to use dry eye questionnaires to diagnose dry eye symptoms in children and which questionnaires to use. Published today by our PhD student Ngozi Chidi-Egboka, her supervisors Associate Professors Isabelle Jalbert and Blanka Golebiowski, with recent optometry graduates Mimi Vi and Sun-Young Lee. To read more: doi.org/10.1111/opo.12762