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To meet the requirements of the brief, we developed a search strategy based on the following questions relating to eye health:
1. Risk factors for eye disease and injury
What is the relationship between the following factors and conditions?
- 2. Eye infections
Do infection control methods reduce the incidence of eye infections?
What impact does use of contact lenses have on incidence of eye infections?
Does education on use and misuse of contact lens affect incidence of eye infections?
3. Eye tests
Do regular eye tests reduce the incidence of eye disease?
What is the optimal frequency of eye tests for each age group?
What are the risks and benefits of different frequencies of eye tests?
2 The only risk factor reviewed for pterygium, and ocular surface neoplasia was UV damage. These two reviews were added to the report in November 2008.
- Where interventions were identified (eg use of sunglasses, eye tests and nutritional supplements), we attempted to look at both the beneficial effects and any possible adverse consequences of the intervention.