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AIMS To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in French patients suffering from ocular surface diseases (OSDs). BACKGROUND Specific instruments exist in the OSD area, but they do not comprehensively cover all domains of HRQoL. Recently, the OSD-specific questionnaire (OSD-QoL) was developed to address this need. METHODS The OSD-QoL includes 28(More)
INTRODUCTION Ocular surface diseases (OSD) affect about 15% of the population over 65 years of age. Nevertheless, OSD knowledge in the scientific community remains poor, and the healthcare system does not adequately recognize this disorder. However, many patients with OSD suffering from chronic pain experience substantial alteration in their quality of life(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of preservative-free levocabastine 0.05 % ophthalmic solution compared to placebo (vehicle) and to preserved levocabastine 0.05 % ophthalmic suspension in the prevention of allergic conjunctivitis induced by a conjunctival provocation test. METHODS Ninety-two subjects (18-50 years) with a previous history of(More)
Epidemiological studies help to establish the health status in a country and allow a better allocation of economic resources. This survey estimated pain prevalence in Catalonia (Spain), analysed its relationship with demographic variables and evaluated pain-associated disabilities. The study was carried out in 1964 adults via phone interviews asking about(More)
INTRODUCTION Ophthalmologists contend with a wide range of painful acute and chronic diseases. However, there is no tool specific to ocular pain that aids the patient in describing and quantifying pain. PURPOSE Our objective was to develop a tool that would allow the ophthalmologist to identify the patient's pain quickly and precisely in order to measure(More)
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