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Managing dry eye

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This pharmacy technician’s guide helps the pharmacy team to support patients who are experiencing symptoms of dry eye disease. Community pharmacies are often the first port of call for people with mild complaints, so pharmacy technicians are well placed to recommend appropriate lifestyle interventions and products from the wide range available in the pharmacy, and refer them if necessary.

Evidence-based understanding of dry eye disease in pharmacy: overview of the TFOS DEWS II report

July 2017 saw publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Dry Eye Workshop report, an update to the 2007 report that became the reference for clinicians, researchers and industry on dry eye. Pharmacy is a frequent point of contact for patients with a dry eye condition. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should therefore be aware of its changing definiton, causes, diagnosis and management.

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