April 2014
Volume 55, Issue 13
Free
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2014
Comparison of Tear Function Tests for Dry Eye Assessment in relation to OSDI Score Severity
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jesus Emmanuel Bolanos Betancourt
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Oscar Fernandez
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Oscar Baca
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Regina Velasco
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Alejandro Babayan
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Elisa Dessire Alegria
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Cristina Pacheco Del Valle
    Cornea, Fundacion Hosp Nuestra Senora de la Luz, Mexico, Mexico
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships Jesus Bolanos Betancourt, None; Oscar Fernandez, None; Oscar Baca, None; Regina Velasco, None; Alejandro Babayan, None; Elisa Alegria, None; Cristina Pacheco Del Valle, None
  • Footnotes
    Support None
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2014, Vol.55, 2013. doi:
  • Views
  • Share
  • Tools
    • Alerts
      ×
      This feature is available to authenticated users only.
      Sign In or Create an Account ×
    • Get Citation

      Jesus Emmanuel Bolanos Betancourt, Oscar Fernandez, Oscar Baca, Regina Velasco, Alejandro Babayan, Elisa Dessire Alegria, Cristina Pacheco Del Valle, ; Comparison of Tear Function Tests for Dry Eye Assessment in relation to OSDI Score Severity. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):2013.

      Download citation file:


      © ARVO (1962-2015); The Authors (2016-present)

      ×
  • Supplements
Abstract

Purpose: To compare the Schirmer I test and Tear Break Up Time (TBUT) results in a group of healthy patients and with Sjögren Syndrome from Fundación Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Luz I.A.P. at Mexico City according to the severity of the symptoms by OSDI score

Methods: We included two groups of patients, a control group of asymptomatic patients, clinically healthy, and a study group of patients with moderate to severe dry eye with Sjögren syndrome in the period May to October 2013. The Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire was applied to determine the symptomatic severity of dry eye in both groups. Subsequently we performed Schirmer I test and TBUT in both eyes. For statistical analysis we used T test and R-squared

Results: We reviewed 30 eyes from 30 patients, 15 patients per group, in the study group (12 women and 3 men) with a mean age of 48.87 years (22-69) and in the control group (10 women and 5 men) with a mean age of 25 years (20-35). The results obtained for the control group were an average TBUT of 7.43 seconds, meniscus height of 0.56 mm, Schirmer I test 25.86 seconds and OSDI score 23.15. In the study group we found a TBUT of 1.16 seconds, tear meniscus height of 0.22 mm, Schirmer I test 5.09 and OSDI score 59.4. There was not a statistically significant difference in OSDI score results in both groups of patients according to the severity of OSDI score and the tear function test

Conclusions: In patients with severe dry eye we did not found a direct relationship in Schirmer I test results and TBUT according to the severity reported by the OSDI questionnaire

Keywords: 486 cornea: tears/tear film/dry eye • 432 autoimmune disease  
×
×

This PDF is available to Subscribers Only

Sign in or purchase a subscription to access this content. ×

You must be signed into an individual account to use this feature.

×