Comm Eye Health South Asia Vol. 31 No. 95 2016. Published online 14 February, 2017

Ocular Surface Disorders

A patient is examined for ocular surface disease. INDIA (C) S.B.N. Chary/ LVPEI

Eye health care has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, but there are still some areas that need to catch up. One such area is Ocular Surface Disorders, related to diseases on the surface of the cornea— the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye. Ocular surface disorders can severely affect eyesight and quality of life, and in severe cases, lead to vision loss.

Lack of understanding of symptoms and inaccurate evaluation contribute to undiagnosed and undertreated cases. As people are living longer, these disorders are becoming more prevalent among the public, but awareness about them is quite limited.

The issue seeks to deconstruct the Ocular Surface Disorders scenario in the region as well as provide an overview of different types of OSDs. Articles and case studies offer evidence-based, actionable insights and recommendations that may help to identify and address issues in Ocular Surface Disorders.