New understanding and trends in the diagnosis and management of dry eye

Authors: Li Yingli,  Liu Zuguo,  Deng Yingping,  Hong Jing,  Jie Ying,  Jin Xiuming,  Li Wei,  Liang Lingyi,  Wang Hua,  Yuan Jin,  Zhang Hong,  Zhang Mingchang,  Zhao Shaozhen
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2020.03.001
Published 2020-03-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2020,38(03): 161-164.

Abstract

An expert consensus about the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dry eye was documented in 2013 by a corneal expert group of Chinese Ophthalmological Society.However, due to the rapid development of diagnostic and therapeutic devices of dry eye, researoh on dry eye has made significont progress in China since then.Consequently, the existing expert consensus cannot meet the needs of clinical practice.It is therefore urgent to develop a series of standardized diagnosis and treatment protocols, and publish a new consensus of experts and an operating guideline.At the same time, basic, clinical, and translational research on dry eye should be promoted to provide better services to the patients with dry eyes.On January 12, 2019 many experts in the field of dry eye in China held a panel discussion of dry eye study in Guangzhou to analyze the current development status and trends in the field of dry eye in China and abroad.In that meeting, opinions and recommendations were put forward based on a new understanding of the definition of dry eye, new concepts of dysfunctional dry eye, advances its diagnosis and classification, refinement and standardization of dry eye treatment, and the future development of dry eye research.

Key words:

Dry eye/diagnosis; Dry eye/treatment; Dry eye classification; Practice pattern; Precision medicine; Recommendation

Contributor Information

Li Yingli
Department of Ophthalmology, Shenzhen Hospital of Southern Medical University, Shenzhen 518000, China
Liu Zuguo
Affiliated Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University, Xiang’an Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Eye Institute of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
Deng Yingping
Department of Ophthalmology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610000, China
Hong Jing
Department of Ophthalmology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100083, China
Jie Ying
Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China
Jin Xiuming
Department of Ophthalmology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China
Li Wei
Affiliated Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University, Xiang’an Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Eye Institute of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
Liang Lingyi
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China
Wang Hua
Department of Ophthalmology, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha 410008, China
Yuan Jin
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China
Zhang Hong
Eye Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
Zhang Mingchang
Department of Ophthalmology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China
Zhao Shaozhen
Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin 300384, China
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