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Double Eyelid Tape Wear Affects Anterior Ocular Health among Young Adult Women with Single Eyelids

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Centre for Community Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia
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Centre for Rehabilitation & Special Need Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 7701; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217701
Received: 13 August 2020 / Revised: 29 September 2020 / Accepted: 9 October 2020 / Published: 22 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
Many East Asians apply double eyelid tape to create the double eyelid effect temporarily as a means of increasing their beauty. This study evaluated the effects of four-week wear of double eyelid tape on anterior ocular health in young adult women with single eyelids. Twenty-nine participants who met the inclusion criteria were recruited. The participants’ anterior ocular health was examined including blinking characteristics (blink pattern and blink rate), ocular surface health (presence of corneal abrasion, corneal staining, conjunctival staining, corneal curvatures, meibomian gland dysfunction), tear break up time, intraocular pressure, and subjective comfort level. Participants were required to apply the double eyelid tape for at least eight hours a day and five days a week for four weeks. The parameters were re-measured at the end of each week. There was a significant increase in conjunctival staining, corneal staining, and meibomian gland dysfunction, with a significant reduction in tear break-up time and intraocular pressure. By week 3, all participants had incomplete blinks. There was no significant change in symptoms and subjective comfort level reported. Therefore, patients and eye care practitioners should be aware of the potential implications of double eyelid tape wear on ocular health, with no significant change in subjective comfort. View Full-Text
Keywords: double eyelid tape; anterior ocular health; comfort level; single eyelids double eyelid tape; anterior ocular health; comfort level; single eyelids
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Yong, P.T.; Arif, N.; Sharanjeet-Kaur, S.; Hairol, M.I. Double Eyelid Tape Wear Affects Anterior Ocular Health among Young Adult Women with Single Eyelids. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7701. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217701

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Yong PT, Arif N, Sharanjeet-Kaur S, Hairol MI. Double Eyelid Tape Wear Affects Anterior Ocular Health among Young Adult Women with Single Eyelids. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(21):7701. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217701

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Yong, Pui T.; Arif, Norlaili; Sharanjeet-Kaur, Sharanjeet; Hairol, Mohd I. 2020. "Double Eyelid Tape Wear Affects Anterior Ocular Health among Young Adult Women with Single Eyelids" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 21: 7701. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217701

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