TFOS DEWS II Report Executive Summary

Jennifer P. Craig, J. Daniel Nelson, Dimitri T. Azar, Carlos Belmonte, Anthony J. Bron, Sunil K. Chauhan, Cintia S. de Paiva, José A.P. Gomes, Katherine M. Hammitt, Lyndon Jones, Jason J. Nichols, Kelly K. Nichols, Gary D. Novack, Fiona J. Stapleton, Mark D.P. Willcox, James S. Wolffsohn, David A. Sullivan

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This article presents an Executive Summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the 10-chapter TFOS DEWS II report. The entire TFOS DEWS II report was published in the July 2017 issue of The Ocular Surface. A downloadable version of the document and additional material, including videos of diagnostic and management techniques, are available on the TFOS website:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-812
Number of pages11
JournalOcular Surface
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank Amy Gallant Sullivan (TFOS Executive Director, USA) for raising the funds that made this TFOS DEWS II possible; Amy and Rose M. Sullivan (TFOS Operations Manager, USA) for their help in the organization of this Workshop; Nino Longo (Catania, Italy) and Sabrina Zappia (Rome, Italy) for their illustrative expertise (e.g. ); Stephanie Wong (University of Waterloo, Canada) for her technical assistance; and all participants of TFOS DEWS II for their contributions to this report. Figs. 1, 5 and 6 The TFOS DEWS II was supported by unrestricted donations from Alcon, Novartis, Shire, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Akorn, CooperVision, Dompé, Horus Pharma, Lμbris Biopharma, Oculeve, TearLab, Laboratoires Théa, SIFI, Sun Pharma, Johnson & Johnson VisionCare, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Quint Health, Scope Ophthalmics and Senju.

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