Objective: To inform employees exposed to computer screens (CSs) about the risk of dry eye disorders (DEDs) and how to prevent them. Methods: From a total of 800 public-sector employees, eighty-eight CSs users were randomly selected to participate in an interview and an ophthalmic examination, and compared to thirty-six healthy volunteers no CSs users including family members, nurses and assistants. Environmental conditions in the workplace were documented. Reflex tear samples were collected simultaneously from both eyes and were later subjected to a multiplexed particlebased flow cytometry assay. A specific set of immune response biomarkers was analyzed.
Galbis-Estrada C, Pinazo-Durán MD, Escrivá-Pastor E, Parras MA, RIbelles A (2013) Cytokine/Chemokine Expression in Reflex Tears from Employers Exposed to Computer Screens in a Healthy Office Environment. Intern Med 3:124.