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How to promote and preserve eyelid health

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, October 2012
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Title
How to promote and preserve eyelid health
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, October 2012
DOI 10.2147/opth.s33133
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Authors

Jose M Benitez-del-Castillo

Abstract

Disorders of the lacrimal functional unit are common in ophthalmological practice, with meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, and dry eye forming a significant part of the general ophthalmologist's practice. The eyelid and its associated structures form a complex organ designed to protect the fragile corneal surface and improve visual acuity. This organ is subject to a number of disorders, including meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye syndrome, anterior blepharitis, allergic and dermatological conditions, and disorders associated with contact lens use. Although commonly described separately, disorders of the lacrimal function unit are better considered as a group of interacting pathologies that have inflammatory mediators as a central feature. Eyelid hygiene, in the sense of routine cleansing and massage of the eyelids, is well accepted in the management of many disorders of the eyelid. However, a broader concept of eyelid health may be appropriate, in which eyelid cleansing is but a part of a more complete program of care that includes screening and risk assessment, patient education, and coaching. The ophthalmologist has an important role to play in helping patients persist with routine eyelid care that may be long-term or lifelong. A number of preparations exist to make routine eyelid care both more effective and more pleasant, and might also improve compliance. Several such preparations have been devised, and are being assessed in clinical studies, and appear to be effective and preferred by patients over traditional soap and water or baby shampoo.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 67 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 19%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Student > Master 7 10%
Other 5 7%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 18 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 22 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

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#1,882,999
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Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
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#12,357
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#1
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