Psychological stress in medical students and dry eye
In this cross-sectional study, Hyon et al evaluated the prevalence and risk factors of symptomatic dry eye disease (DED) among medical students. Trained interviewers conducted a survey among 209 medical students that included demographic data, dry eye symptoms, potential risk factors for DED, personal habits, and psychological stress. The study revealed a high prevalence of symptomatic DED in medical students (27%). Psychological stress had signiﬁcant correlation with a risk of DED. Female sex, prolonged computer use, and contact lens wear were also associated with an increased risk of DED.
Eye & Contact Lens 2019;45:5 310-314. Read the abstract