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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Tear film dysfunctions in psoriatic patients

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Author Details : Prakash Kumar, Virendra P. Singh, Sanjay Singh, Rajendra S. Garbyal, Sanjeev Kumar

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 163-165

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Aim: To evaluate the tear film changes in patients with psoriasis.
Materials and Methods: In this case control study, Schirmer’1 test and Tear film break up time were evaluated in 29 psoriasis patients and 12 healthy controls.
Results: McMonnies questionnaire showed no significant difference between patients and control. Total 89.7% patients showed Schirmer’s value of more than 10mm. While 69% patients had tear film break up time value less than 10 seconds, which is statistically significant(p value<0.001).
Discussion: The results of our study and similar results from other studies confirm that the decrease of tear BUT was more significant than Schirmer’s test in psoriatic patients.
Conclusion: Tear film dysfunction is common in psoriasis patients, the decrease of tear film break up time is more significant than Schirmer’s test


How to cite : Kumar P, Singh V P, Singh S, Garbyal R S, Kumar S, Tear film dysfunctions in psoriatic patients. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2017;3(2):163-165

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