Compliance and Subjective Patient Responses to Eyelid Hygiene

Yousef A. Alghamdi, Andrew Camp, William J Feuer, Carol Karp, Sarah Wellik, Anat Galor

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OBJECTIVES:: Lid hygiene is a commonly prescribed first-line therapy in patients with lid margin disease, yet compliance with therapy is not well characterized. The goals of this study were to assess patient compliance with lid hygiene and evaluate which factors predict a favorable symptomatic response to treatment. METHODS:: This was a cross-sectional study of patients seen in the Miami Veterans Affairs eye clinic between August and December 2014. An evaluation was performed to assess dry eye symptoms and lid margin signs. All patients were then instructed to perform warm compresses and lid scrubs. A follow-up phone survey assessed compliance and subjective therapeutic response 6 weeks later. RESULTS:: Two hundred seven of 211 (98%) patients (94% male, 60% white) completed the survey. Of the 207 patients, 188 (91%) completed the follow-up survey. Compliance with therapy was reported in 104 patients (55%); 66 reported complete improvement, 30 partial improvement, and 8 no improvement in symptoms. Patients who self-reported dry eye symptoms at first visit (n=86, 74%) were more likely to be compliant with lid hygiene than those who did not report symptoms (n=18, 25%) (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEye and Contact Lens
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StateAccepted/In press - May 26 2016

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Eyelids
Patient Compliance
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Veterans
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Cross-Sectional Studies
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Compliance and Subjective Patient Responses to Eyelid Hygiene. / Alghamdi, Yousef A.; Camp, Andrew; Feuer, William J; Karp, Carol; Wellik, Sarah; Galor, Anat.

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