Management and therapy of dry eye disease: Report of the management and therapy subcommittee of the international Dry Eye WorkShop (2007)

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, Gerd Geerling, Shigero Kinoshita, Michael A. Lemp, James P McCulley, Daniel Nelson, Gary N. Novack, Jun Shimazaki, Clive Wilson

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Abstract

The members of the Management and Therapy Subcommittee assessed current dry eye therapies. Each member wrote a succinct evidence-based review on an assigned aspect of the topic, and the final report was written after review by and with consensus of all subcommittee members and the entire Dry Eye WorkShop membership. In addition to Its own review of the literature, the Subcommittee reviewed the Dry Eye Preferred Practice Patterns of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Task Force (ITF) Delphi Panel on Dry Eye. The Subcommittee favored the approach taken by the ITF, whose recommended treatments were based on level of disease severity. The recommendations of the Subcommittee are based on a modification of the ITF severity grading scheme, and suggested treatments were chosen from a menu of therapies for which evidence of therapeutic effect had been presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-178
Number of pages16
JournalOcular Surface
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • DEWS
  • Dry Eye WorkShop
  • Dry eye disease
  • Management
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Pflugfelder, S. C., Geerling, G., Kinoshita, S., Lemp, M. A., McCulley, J. P., Nelson, D., Novack, G. N., Shimazaki, J., & Wilson, C. (2007). Management and therapy of dry eye disease: Report of the management and therapy subcommittee of the international Dry Eye WorkShop (2007). Ocular Surface, 5(2), 163-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1542-0124(12)70085-x