Table 3

Participants with DED: diagnosis and medical history

VariableSeverity groupParticipants with DED
(N=1002)
Group 1
EDS<40
(n=534)
Group 2 40≤EDS<60
(n=218)
Group 3
EDS≥60
(n=250)
Diagnosed by HCP, n (%)239 (44.8)124 (56.9)188 (75.2)551 (55.0)
Mean (SD) time since diagnosis of DED, years6.58 (8.09)6.32 (7.87)6.74 (7.20)6.58 (7.74)
HCP who diagnosed DED, n (%)
 Eye doctor112 (46.9)74 (59.7)105 (55.9)291 (52.8)
 Primary care doctor69 (28.9)31 (25.0)52 (27.7)152 (27.6)
 Other46 (19.2)14 (11.3)25 (13.3)85 (15.4)
 Nurse6 (2.5)2 (1.6)6 (3.2)14 (2.5)
 Pharmacist6 (2.5)3 (2.4)09 (1.6)
Eye-related conditions, n (%)
 Cataracts73 (13.7)37 (17.0)46 (18.4)156 (15.6)
 Blepharitis40 (7.5)28 (12.8)39 (15.6)107 (10.7)
 Glaucoma35 (6.6)16 (7.3)29 (11.6)80 (8.0)
 Macular degeneration16 (3.0)7 (3.2)16 (6.4)39 (3.9)
 Diabetic retinopathy19 (3.6)6 (2.8)9 (3.6)34 (3.4)
 Meibomian gland dysfunction10 (1.9)9 (4.1)13 (5.2)32 (3.2)
 Sjögren’s syndrome5 (0.9)9 (4.1)18 (7.2)32 (3.2)
 Uveitis6 (1.1)7 (3.2)13 (5.2)26 (2.6)
 Ocular graft versus host disease2 (0.4)8 (3.7)14 (5.6)24 (2.4)
 None of the above363 (68.0)127 (58.3)130 (52.0)620 (61.9)
Eye-related procedures, n (%)
 Cataract surgery65 (12.2)33 (15.1)43 (17.2)141 (14.1)
 Refractive procedures and surgeries26 (4.9)14 (6.4)22 (8.8)62 (6.2)
 Glaucoma surgery16 (3.0)12 (5.5)20 (8.0)48 (4.8)
 None of the above438 (82.0)168 (77.1)186 (74.4)792 (79.0)
  • DED, dry eye disease; EDS, Eye Dryness Score; HCP, healthcare professional.