Purpose: Anecdotal evidence suggests that eyelid disorders are common, although estimates of prevalence vary. The current study determines the prevalence of eyelid disorders, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and related diseases (specifically ocular surface disease) in a population of patients presenting for routine ophthalmologic consultations. Methods: This cross-sectional epidemiologic survey evaluated patients presenting for routine ophthalmic visits. During the consultation an ophthalmologist completed a questionnaire, and each patient underwent an ophthalmic examination and completed a quality of life questionnaire. Results: Three hundred forty-nine ophthalmologists, recruited from 11 countries, provided data on 6525 patients. Patients were predominantly females (61.6%). The mean age of the study population was 57.0 ± 17.6 years. Eyelid disorders were diagnosed in 5109 (78.3%) patients and were statistically associated with:

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Keywords Blepharitis, Dry eye, Eyelid disorders, Meibomian gland disorder, Ocular, surface disease
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40123-020-00268-4, hdl.handle.net/1765/130734
Journal Ophthalmology and Therapy
Doan, S., Zagórski, Z., Palmares, J., Yağmur, M., Kaercher, T., Benítez-Del-Castillo, J.M., … Bezdetko, P. (2020). Eyelid Disorders in Ophthalmology Practice: Results from a Large International Epidemiological Study in Eleven Countries. Ophthalmology and Therapy, 9(3), 597–608. doi:10.1007/s40123-020-00268-4