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Nepp, J; Horwath-Winter, J; Mitsch, C; Boldin, I; Rabensteiner, DF; Wedrich, A.
Workflow-chart for dry eye management from diagnosis to therapy
SPEKTRUM AUGENHEILKD. 2016; 30(3): 122-136. [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Boldin Ingrid
Horwath-Winter Jutta
Rabensteiner Dieter
Wedrich Andreas
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Abstract:
Dry eye is a complex disease of the ocular surface. Many artificial tear medications are available with different components and modes of application. This paper develops a schematic chart of the medications and application modes available in Austria. A comparative literature search of the causes, diagnostic procedures and severity of dry eye syndrome to create a workflow chart for facilitating dry eye management. 149 artificial tear medications and application methods were entered in the workflow sheet, subdivided into 9 management groups according to diagnosis and severity level. This work process includes hints and steps based on patient complaints,classified into subjective and objective factors, to optimize management of dry eye.

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