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Study: PAY ATTENTION to the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye in children

I LOVE the title of this study! 

See highlighted part. Hear hear! And substitute America! This is a HUGE concern.

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi. 2018 Jun 11;54(6):406-408. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4081.2018.06.002.

[Pay attention to the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye in children].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

Liu ZG, Li W.

Abstract

in English, Chinese

Dry eye has become the most common ocular surface disease in China's clinical ophthalmology. However, dry eye in children has not achieved enough attention. It lacks related information of basic data and diagnostic criteria, and there is no standard for the clinical diagnosis and treatment. As dry eye in children has its own characteristics, its diagnosis and treatment are not exactly the same as adults. In recent years, due to the popularization and widespread usage of electronic products, coupled with some systemic factors, the incidence of dry eye in children has risen rapidly. To this end, it is urgent to improve the level of clinical diagnosis and treatment of dry eye in children in China, to establish the relevant basic data, to strengthen the basic research, and to promote the prevention and treatment of dry eye in children. (Chin J Ophthalmol, 2018, 54: 406-408).