Prajakta Pradip Sambarey
A prospective, cross-sectional, observational study was done to identify and manage various disorders affecting the ocular surface in patients at a rural hospital. Purposive sampling was done, and proportion of various disorders was calculated. Twelve hundred patients with ocular surface disorders visiting the hospital were included in the study. After prior consent and comprehensive history, a thorough, ocular examination was done using slit lamp and accessories. Staining with fluorescein, Tear–film Break Up Time (TBUT), Schirmer’s tests and biopsies were done when necessary. General and systemic examination was performed to detect associated diseases. Specific management strategies were employed for each disorder.