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Correlation between objective and subjective parameters for the assessment of dry-eye

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Session Title: Ocular Pathologies

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/09/2015 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 16:56

Venue: Room 1

First Author: : L. Schmetterer AUSTRIA

Co Author(s): :    G. Fuchsj√§ger-Mayrl   D. Schmidl   J. Nepp   R. Werkmeister   U. Schmidt-Erfurth        

Abstract Details


The purpose was to evaluate the correlation between symptoms and different clinical signs in patients with dry eye.


Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry at the Medical University of Vienna,Austria Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna,Austria


For measurement of symptoms, the Ocular Surface Index (OSDI). Clinical parameters included assessment of tear film thickness (TFT), which was measured using a custom-built optical coherence tomography (OCT), further tear break up time (BUT), corneal fluorescein staining and tear osmolarity. Correlation coefficients were calculated using linear regression analysis.


The mean OSDI in this study population was 28.9+/-17.6, the mean TFT was 4.1+/-1.3 micrometers. A significant negative correlation was found between OSDI and TFT (r=-0.34, P=0.01). Tear film thickness (TFT) correlated positively with BUT, but with no other signs of DES.


Tear film thickness as measured with a custom-built OCT device correlated with subjective symptoms in patients with mild to moderate dry-eye syndrome. Assessment of TFT with OCT may become a valuable tool in the support of DES patients.

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