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- Dry eye
- tear proteomics
- quantitative proteomics
- Meibomian gland disease
- eye lids
- lacrimal gland
- ocular surface
Dry eye syndrome is defined as ocular surface dryness and discomfort associated with an abnormal tear film from either tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation.1 Significant ocular surface damage and visual disability are also common, and it is a healthcare problem that affects millions of people with a prevalence estimated to be as high as …
Funding Grants NMRC/0808/2003, NMRC/CPG/002/2003, NMRC/0982/2005 and NMRC/1206/2009 from National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore; an unrestricted grant from Allergan (Irvine, California, USA); and grant 07JCYBJ09800 from Tianjin Committee of Science and Technology Fundamental Research Project.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Board of the Singapore Eye Research Institute and Tianjin Medical University Eye Center.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.