Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance
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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Tear film abnormalities in patients with pterygium

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First Author: A. Al-Ajeeli IRAQ

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the state of tear film in patients with pterygium and to support the proposed relationship between pterygium and tear film

Setting:

Al Sadr Teaching hospital at Al najaf City,Iraq

Methods:

A hospital-based, case-control study was conducted on 55 patients with unilateral pterygium. Tear breakup time (TBUT) and Schirmer test were performed for eyes with pterygium and normal control eyes . The findings were studied and statistically compared using the Pearsons Chi Square and Pearsons independent T test , P value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant .

Results:

Reduced TBUT was found in pterygium- eye with a mean of(11.34 sec.) compared to the control-eye (13.38 sec.) with statistically significant difference . Abnormal TBUT ( less than 10 seconds) was found in 34.5 % of pterygium- eyes compared to 18.2% of controls. The study showed no significant difference between pterygium-eyes and controls regarding Schirmer test results .

Conclusions:

There is a significant correlation between pterygium and tear film instability

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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