Classifying signs and symptoms of dry eye disease according to underlying mechanism via the Delphi method: the DIDACTIC study.

Affiliation

Department of Ophthalmology, APHP, South Paris University, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France [Email]

Abstract

Dry eye disease (DED) is categorised by pathophysiology as aqueous deficient dry eye (ADDE), evaporative dry eye (EDE) or mixed. Treatment should be tailored to DED pathophysiology, but this is challenging to determine. This Delphi consultation aimed to categorise and weight signs and symptoms to help identify the evaporative or aqueous deficient DED origin.

Keywords

ADDE,EDE,Sjögren,delphi,dry eye disease,lacrimal deficiency,mechanism,pathophysiology,signs,symptoms,tears,