May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
Corneal and Conjunctival Staining in Sjogren's Syndrome Patients
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • B. Caffery
    Drs Caffery, Tepperman & Assoc, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Clinic
    Drs Caffery, Tepperman & Assoc, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  B. Caffery, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 2482. doi:
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      B. Caffery, Sjogren's Syndrome Clinic; Corneal and Conjunctival Staining in Sjogren's Syndrome Patients . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2482.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To compare conjunctival staining in Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) patients with and without corneal staining. Methods: A record review of all (n=38) confirmed SS patients seen in the SS clinic of the Toronto Western Hospital from January 2000 to September 2002 was conducted. Rose bengal staining scores for the cornea and nasal and temporal conjunctiva were recorded for both eyes. Those patients who were positive for corneal staining in at least one eye were labelled P while those without corneal staining NP. A Chi-squared test was performed to compare the 2 groups. Results: There were no significant differences in nasal or temporal conjunctival staining between the 2 groups. Conclusions: SS patients who present with no corneal staining have conjunctical staining similar to those who do present with corneal staining. Further study is required to determine why some corneas are spared in SS.

Keywords: cornea: tears/tear film/dry eye 

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