Patient preferences in dry eye disease

2019-12-16

This month, two papers on patient preferences in dry eye disease were published in BMJ Open Ophthalmology. The first paper presents the consolidated data and methodology. The second paper examines country differences and preferences of patients who are affected to different degrees.

Dry eye disease chronic disease that creates discomfort for patients and disturbs their vision. Which has an impact on their quality of life. Although not a part of the PREFER project, this study helps build a knowledge-base for patient preferences.

Asbell P et al., Defining the needs and preferences of patients with dry eye disease. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, first published as 10.1136/bmjophth-2019-000315 on 5 December 2019

Messmer E et al., Comparing the needs and preferences of patients with moderate and severe dry eye symptoms across four countries, BMJ Open Ophthalmology, first published as 10.1136/bmjophth-2019-000360 on 15 December 2019