AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.136, no.4, pp.593-602, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
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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.