Lege Artis Medicinae

[Face mask associated dry eye syndrome during the COVID-19 pandemic]

SOHÁR Nicolette1

JULY 13, 2021

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(07)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.31.021

Journal Article

[During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of face mask was mandated to slow down also this way the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial, common disease of the tear film and ocular surface, which has a significant negative effect on quality of life. The face mask and prolonged use of digital devices in home office and on-line school education raised the prevalence of dry eye syndrome among the patients. Eye irritation caused by the use of masks increased the risk of infection through the eye surface. This study concerns the effect of mask use on the eye surface during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevention of this condition and its therapy options respectively.]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Szemészeti Klinika

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