Age-Related Changes of the Ocular Surface: A Hospital Setting-Based Retrospective Study

  title={Age-Related Changes of the Ocular Surface: A Hospital Setting-Based Retrospective Study},
  author={Laura Ottobelli and Paolo Fogagnolo and Marta Guerini and Luca Rossetti},
  booktitle={Journal of ophthalmology},
Purpose. To investigate the effects of age on the prevalence of ocular surface diseases (OSD), adherence to treatment, and recovery rates. Patients and Methods. Retrospective analysis of 3000 clinical records from a first-level general ophthalmology clinic. Patients with OSD were prospectively submitted a questionnaire to assess compliance and recovery rates. Results. OSD prevalence was 10.3%. Patients with OSD were significantly older than patients without it: 67.5 ± 20.3 versus 57.0 ± 22.0… CONTINUE READING


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