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Evaluating the Effects of Dry Eye Syndrome on Ocular Fatigue and Attentiveness

건성안증후군의 눈 피로도와 주의집중력에 관한 연구

  • 홍경희 (대한안경사협회 중앙회) ;
  • 이현주 (대전보건대학교 안경광학과) ;
  • 김세진 (백석대학교 안경광학과)
  • Received : 2017.11.08
  • Accepted : 2017.12.11
  • Published : 2017.12.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of dry eye syndrome on ocular fatigue and attentiveness. Methods: This study targeted 512 subjects who did not have an abnormal visual function, did not wear contact lens, had corrective eyesight over 0.8, and were between 19 and 83 year olds (mean age of 40.27 years). General characteristics (i.e., sex, age, drinking, and smoking status), dry eye syndrome, the score of a survey on ocular fatigue, and sub-factors of attentiveness were tested and analyzed. Results: Among the subjects, 312 were women and the mean age of them was 40.27 years. The number of drinkers was 260 and there were more drinkers than non-drinkers. There were 438 non-smokers, which was more than smokers. Dry eye syndrome showed positive correlations with age, sex, smoking, drinking, and eye fatigue. Attentiveness showed significant differences with BET, NAR, OET, and RED, which were sub-factors, had significant effects on dry eye syndrome. Conclusion: People with dry eye syndrome showed lower attentiveness than those who without it and higher dry eye syndrome increased ocular fatigue.

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