2022
DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.830986
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Experience of Dry Eye Patients With Anxiety and Depression: A Qualitative Study

Abstract: PurposeAnxiety and depression are important risk factors for dry eye disease (DED). The aims of this research are to identify the cause of anxiety and depression in DED patients and explore their strategies in coping with DED.MethodsThis is a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews, and the interviews records were analyzed through inductive thematic analysis. Participants were recruited from a large university affiliated hospital in the north of China, including 47 participants affected by depres… Show more

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“…However, one optometrist mentioned a possible benefit of support groups with peers. This is also emphasized by Yu et al, 27 who reported that dry eye disease patients, who experience depression and or anxiety, should attend support groups with peers in addition to professional counseling. Therefore, optometrists must become more aware of the possible psychological effects to observe them in time.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 85%
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“…However, one optometrist mentioned a possible benefit of support groups with peers. This is also emphasized by Yu et al, 27 who reported that dry eye disease patients, who experience depression and or anxiety, should attend support groups with peers in addition to professional counseling. Therefore, optometrists must become more aware of the possible psychological effects to observe them in time.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 85%
“…Nevertheless, this should be more everyday practice for optometrists in their profession. Yu et al 27 reported that specialists should be encouraged to participate in training to express their empathy to dry eye disease patients to promote a positive interaction between them and patients, especially focusing on their subjective symptoms. In addition, Yeh et al 28 reported a poor correlation between clinicians' and patients' assessment of disease severity and response to treatment for dry eye disease.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…All included articles and the identified SDoH in each study are summarized in Table 1. Dry eye/ocular surface [18 ▪▪ ,19 ▪ –38 ▪ ] (21 articles) was the most prevalent cornea condition, followed by pterygium [39 ▪▪ ,40 ▪ –42 ▪ ] (4 articles), keratoplasty [43 ▪▪ ,44–46] (four articles), keratoconus [47 ▪ ,48,49] (three articles), cornea donation [50,51 ▪▪ ,52 ▪▪ ] (three articles), cornea thickness [53 ▪ ,54 ▪ ] (two articles), trachoma [55 ▪▪ ,56] (two articles), corneal ulcers [57 ▪ ,58 ▪ ] (two articles), corneal arcus [59 ▪ ] (one article), and corneal opacity[60 ▪ ] (one article). Cornea donation for transplantation was also explored.…”
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confidence: 99%