Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS <p><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">is a an open-access peer-reviewed journal for promoting research amongst optometrists and other researchers in optometry and visual science in Europe.</span></p> <p> </p> en-US Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. rigmor.baraas@usn.no (Rigmor C. Baraas) tina.alvaer@optikerforbund.no (Tina Alvær) Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:17:39 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.10 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 SOPTI Meeting Abstracts 2022 https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/157 Assunta Di Vizio, Alberto Recchioni Copyright (c) 2022 Assunta Di Vizio, Alberto Recchioni https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/157 Sat, 30 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The status of optometry in Italy. https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/155 Alberto Recchioni Copyright (c) 2022 Alberto Recchioni https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/155 Sat, 30 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Newer technologies and technical challenges. https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/154 Karthikeyan Baskaran, Christine F. Wildsoet Copyright (c) 2022 Karthikeyan Baskaran, Professor https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/154 Sat, 30 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Dry eye symptoms using the Ocular Surface Disease Index in Sweden: a short report from a pilot study https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/146 <p>The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of dry eye symptoms in the Swedish population using a web-based version of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI).<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p>A web-based version of the OSDI questions was implemented in an online form using a software developed by Artologik. The link to the form was distributed via Linnaeus University social media pages. Basic demographic information such as age, sex and county of residence was also collected.</p> <p>A total of 404 complete responses were received, 303 respondents (75%) were females, the median age = 39 (interquartile range = 28-53) years, median OSDI-score = 19 (interquartile range = 9-32). Crude prevalence of dry eye symptoms (categories mild to severe) was 65% (95% CI = 62-75). The difference in prevalence between males and females was statistically significant (chi-square test, <em>p</em> = 0.007).</p> <p> </p> <p>The current study found that the prevalence of dry eye symptoms among a sample of the Swedish population was 65%. These results highlight the need to investigate further the prevalence and risk factors for dry eye disease in the Swedish population.</p> Jenny Roth, Ida Nilsson, Jeanette Melin, Antonio Filipe Macedo Copyright (c) 2022 Jenny Roth, Ida Nilsson, Jeanette Melin, Antonio Filipe Macedo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/article/view/146 Sat, 30 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000