Silver Book Fact

The cost of lost productivity due to dry eye is estimated at more than $5,000 per patient.

Kozma C, Lee P, Pitts J, Guiterrez P, et al. Economic and Quality of Life Impact of Dry Eye Symptoms. Fort Lauderdale, FL: ng of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; 2000

Reference

Title
Economic and Quality of Life Impact of Dry Eye Symptoms
Publication
Presented at: 72nd Annual Meeting
Publisher
ng of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Kozma C, Lee P, Pitts J, Guiterrez P, et al.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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