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The number of internet users in the UK has more than doubled over the past 7 years.1 In 2013, it was estimated there are 36 million adult internet users in the UK which represents 73% of adults.1 Twenty-one million households (83%) were reported to have internet access.1 More importantly, 43% use the internet to seek health information.1 There are numerous websites on ophthalmic conditions, and it is very likely our patients will use them as their main source of understanding more about a condition. However, the quality of internet-derived information regarding ophthalmic conditions has not been published. We undertook a small study to …
Contributors LN: idea for study, designed study, performed study, literature search, author of article. VP: performed study. RJ: performed study. HJ: performed study.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.