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OUR SURGEONS AND SCIENTISTS

“Our team of surgeons and scientists are continually developing and updating our products in line with the latest research”

Professor Marcus Fruttiger

UCL & Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Professor of Ophthalmology.
Deputy Director of Education at UCL.
Marcus and his team's research is focused on retinal diseases.

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Professor Dawn Sim

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
PhD research in Neurobiology.
Dermot Pierse prize, Royal Society of Medicine in 2009.
ARVO Awards in 2007 & 2015.
The Ophthalmologist Power 100 - 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

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Alex Ionides

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Senior Lecturer at St. George's & Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Corneal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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THE FACTS & FIGURES ABOUT DRY EYES

  • Dry eye syndrome is estimated to affect between 5% and 33% of the adult population worldwide. DEWS 2007, McDonald 2016, Puck 2016.
  • Prevalence estimates vary depending on the definition of dry eye disease used, the age of the cohort and the country where the study was conducted Prokopich, 2014.
  • Dry eye syndrome is more common in people aged 50 years or older, in females and those who have had refractive surgery. Schaumberg, 2003; DEWS, 2007; Lemp, 2008; Schaumberg, 2009; Pucker, 2016.
  • The prevalence of dry eye syndrome increases from 7.5% in people aged in their fifties to 15% in their seventies. College of Optometrists, 2015.
  • The male-to-female ratio is 2:3. Bron, 2014; College of Optometrists, 2015.
  • One population-based cross-sectional study (n = 3,824 women aged 20–87 years) using data from the TwinsUK study found that 9.6% of women had a diagnosis of dry eye disease, and 20.8% had had dry eye symptoms in the preceding 3 months. The largest sizes were found in women with depression, pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic widespread pain syndrome (p<0.0005). Vehof, 2014.
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THE FACTS & FIGURES ABOUT DRY EYES (CONT.)

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