Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 273-285

Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdalrahman Alsalamah, Faisal Ibrahim Aldosari, Asma Saud Alshutily, Ramy Saleh Amer, Osamah Al Rugaie, Essa Ghallab A. Almutairi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a significant health problem resulting from contact eye’ lenses that increase eye dryness and negatively affect the quality of life and productivity. Therefore, the current study aimed to determine the prevalence of dry eye symptoms and identify the significant symptoms of DES among contact lens wearers in Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Methods: An observational analytical cross-sectional study was conducted among contact lenses wearers in the Qassim region. A contact lens questionnaire-8 was developed, disseminated, and self-administered by each participant through social media using Surveymonkey.com. The data were analyzed using STATA 14.2 software; continuous variables were presented as Mean ± SD. p-values < 0.05 were considered to be statistically significant. Results: Out of 524 respondents, the mean age was 34.8 ± 9.0, 75% did not undergo eye surgery, and the most used lenses for medical and cosmetics indication. The age, gender, and marital status significantly correlated with mainly DES. Educational and occupational level and immune disease had a highly significant effect on the prevalence of DES. Duration and number of hours using contact lenses daily and the type of contact eye lenses significantly affect the prevalence of DES (p-values < 0.05). Conclusion: A significant correlation was found between demographic data and DES prevalence. The number of hours wearing lenses and their types had a highly significant effect on the prevalence of DES.

Keywords:
Blurred vision, contact eye lenses, eye dryness, eye surgeries, eye discomfort


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Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Abdalrahman Alsalamah
Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Ibrahim Aldosari
Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Asma Saud Alshutily
Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Ramy Saleh Amer
Department of Ophthalmology, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
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Osamah Al Rugaie
Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Essa Ghallab A Almutairi
Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Essa Ghallab A. Almutairi, Qassim University, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia.; Essaalmimony@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Nov 2021
Accepted 12 Dec 2021
Published online 12 Dec 2021
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Alsalamah A, Aldosari FI, Alshutily AS, Amer RS, Rugaie OA, Almutairi EGA. Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


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Alsalamah A, Aldosari FI, Alshutily AS, Amer RS, Rugaie OA, Almutairi EGA. Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=4687 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


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Alsalamah A, Aldosari FI, Alshutily AS, Amer RS, Rugaie OA, Almutairi EGA. Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alsalamah A, Aldosari FI, Alshutily AS, Amer RS, Rugaie OA, Almutairi EGA. Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


Harvard Style

Alsalamah, A., Aldosari, . F. I., Alshutily, . A. S., Amer, . R. S., Rugaie, . O. A. & Almutairi, . E. G. A. (2022) Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (2), 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


Turabian Style

Alsalamah, Abdalrahman, Faisal Ibrahim Aldosari, Asma Saud Alshutily, Ramy Saleh Amer, Osamah Al Rugaie, and Essa Ghallab A. Almutairi. 2022. Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


Chicago Style

Alsalamah, Abdalrahman, Faisal Ibrahim Aldosari, Asma Saud Alshutily, Ramy Saleh Amer, Osamah Al Rugaie, and Essa Ghallab A. Almutairi. "Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsalamah, Abdalrahman, Faisal Ibrahim Aldosari, Asma Saud Alshutily, Ramy Saleh Amer, Osamah Al Rugaie, and Essa Ghallab A. Almutairi. "Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 273-285. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsalamah, A., Aldosari, . F. I., Alshutily, . A. S., Amer, . R. S., Rugaie, . O. A. & Almutairi, . E. G. A. (2022) Dry eyes symptom among contact lens wearers in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 273-285. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636945499


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