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, vol.136, no.4, pp.593-602, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9394(03)00326-x
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.593-602

Abstract

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.