Professor James Wolffsohn is deputy executive dean, School of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham.
July 2017 saw publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Dry Eye Workshop report, an update to the 2007 report that became the reference for clinicians, researchers and industry on dry eye. Pharmacy is a frequent point of for patients with a dry eye condition. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should therefore be aware of its changing definiton, causes, diagnosis and management.
How community pharmacists can identify patients with dry eye and how these conditions can be diagnosed.