Quality of Life in Lacrimal Disorders and Patient Satisfaction Following Management
Lacrimal disorders need not necessarily always have only a physical or a functional dimension, there may be emotional, social, and economic or a combination of these aspects to them. Understanding the different facets of patient and the caregiver’s perspectives of the disease before and after medical or surgical interventions contributes significantly to overall patient satisfaction. Rather than objective anatomical outcomes of a surgery alone, patient satisfaction is what all surgeons should ideally aim for. It is in this context that the validated quality of life (QOL) questionnaires help the health-care providers. They are also a very useful tool for clinical research and standardization of outcomes.
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