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TFOS report announced on challenges that endanger sight
BOSTON , April 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), a world leader in eye health research and education, released its new global workshop report titled “The Tear Style Epidemic” Life : Diseases of the Ocular Surface,” which will be published this quarter in The Ocular Surface Journal.
The World Health Organization indicates that eye problems are increasingly linked to lifestyle choices.1 “Lifestyle defines the way a person lives. The way we live can affect our environment, but it can also affect our health,” Jennifer explained. Craig, MD Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Surface Laboratory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
“This new TFOS report focuses on the direct and indirect impact that everyday life choices and challenges have on the health of the ocular surface, from screen time to our beauty routines, our diet or where we live,” said Amy Gallant Sullivan, executive director from TFOS. “Our mission as a world-renowned scientific society is to advance our understanding and educate the public and professionals about how our choices affect our eyes, vision and quality of life,” said Dr. Monica Alves, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Campinas, Brazil.
“The study of ocular surface disease has evolved dramatically in recent years, and TFOS has been instrumental in this transformation,” explained Dr. Jennifer Craig. “TFOS reports play a key role in consolidating and translating the published science and literature, while inspiring future research by identifying gaps and unmet needs.”
“This TFOS Lifestyle Workshop report involved 158 experts from 38 countries around the world, took almost three years, and is dedicated to an evidence-based approach and an open communication process, dialogue and transparency, to reach consensus on lifestyle choices and ocular surface disease,” concluded David A. Sullivan, PhD, founder of TFOS.
Founded in 2000, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society is a world leader in eye health education based in Boston, USA. TFOS, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, is dedicated to advancing the research, literacy, and educational aspects of ocular surface science. More information about TFOS and the Report at: https://www.tearfilm.org/.https://www.tearfilm.org/.
Note to editors: The TFOS Lifestyle Workshop is supported by unrestricted grants to TFOS from Alcon, Allergan and AbbVie Company, Bausch + Lomb, Bruder Healthcare, CooperVision, CSL Seqirus, Dompé, ESSIRI Labs, ESW-Vision, Eye Drop Shop, I-MED Pharma, KALA Pharmaceuticals, Laboratoires Théa, Santen, Novartis, Shenyang Sinqi Pharmaceutical, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Trukera Medical and URSAPHARM.
1. World Vision Report (2019) Retrieved from https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/world-report-on-vision
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