Changes in Distribution of Dry Eye Diagnostic Status Among Visual Display Terminal Workers According to the Revised Criteria of the Asia Dry Eye Society

Cornea. 2020 May;39(5):578-583. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002218.


Purpose: The present study aimed to compare the prevalence of dry eye disease (DED) among visual display terminal users using the revised and previous DED criteria.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 561 participants (187 women).

Results: The distribution of diagnostic status according to the previous DED criteria was as follows: definite DED (n = 65, 11.6%), probable DED (n = 303, 54.0%), and non-DED (n = 193, 34.4%). According to the revised criteria, 329 participants (58.6%) were classified as DED and 232 participants (41.4%) were classified as non-DED.

Conclusions: The prevalence of DED among visual display terminal users has increased to 58.6% from 11.6%, according to the revised DED diagnostic criteria of the Asia Dry Eye Society.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asia / epidemiology
  • Computer Terminals*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological*
  • Disease Progression
  • Dry Eye Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Dry Eye Syndromes / epidemiology
  • Dry Eye Syndromes / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Prevalence
  • Societies, Medical*