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Effect on osmolality of the tear film in managing dry eye syndrome

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First Author: T.El-Khashab UK

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

The study was done to determine whether tear film osmolality measurement using Tear Lab is helpful in managing patients with Dry eye syndrome.

Setting:

Patient with Dry Eye Syndrome were assessed including osmolality of the tear film measurement and were either started on Lacrilube or VitA-Pos in Leighton Hospital.

Methods:

Full examination of patients with Dry Eye Symptoms were assessed with Slit lamp examination and tear osmolality was also assessed . If diagnosis was confirmed they were randomly assigned to one of the 2 treatment arms and followed for 4 months . 40 patients were seen at monthly interval and tear osmolality were measured .

Results:

Tear Osmolality was found very useful at the initial diagnosis of Dry eye syndrome however less useful to estimate the symptoms improvement .

Conclusions:

We recommend testing tear osmolality when starting treatment of patients with Dry Eye Syndrome .

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