The comparison of efficacies of topical corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drops on dry eye patients: A clinical and immunocytochemical study


Avunduk A., Avunduk M., Varnell E., Kaufman H.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.136, ss.593-602, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 136 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0002-9394(03)00326-x
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.593-602

Özet

PURPOSE: To investigate whether conjunctival inflammation represents a primary event in the pathogenesis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca or whether it is a secondary inflammatory reaction caused by enhanced mechanical irritation as a result of surface dryness and whether anti-inflammatory drops (corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory) have therapeutic effects and are similar.