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Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Correlation between pterygium and dry eye


6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan

Mehul R Patel and Niharika Shah

M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Background: Ultraviolet radiation exposure is a common cause of both pterygium and dry eye. It is unclear whether tear dysfunction is a precursor to pterygium growth or pterygium causes tear film dysfunction. Purpose: To assess the clinical co-relation between pterygium and dry eye and to evaluate the status of tear film in patients having pterygium. Methods: This is a prospective hospital based case control study. 110 eyes with pterygium were compared with 110 eyes of normal healthy subjects. Patients between 20-60 years were included in the study. Tear film break up time and Schirmer�?�?�?¢�?�??�?�?��?�??�?�?�s test parameters were evaluated. Results: Maximum patients i.e., 54 affected with dry eye were in the age group 31-40 years. Schirmer�?�?�?¢�?�??�?�?��?�??�?�?�s Test and Tear Film break up time were reduced significantly in patients with pterygium. Tear film break up time was decreased maximally in 51-60 years age group with pterygium showing tear film instability. Conclusion: Thus there is a co-relation between dry eye and pterygium as indicated by decreased Tear film break up time and Schirmer�?�?�?¢�?�??�?�?��?�??�?�?�s Test. Thus, this indicates that an unstable tear film does contribute to initiation and progression of pterygium.

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