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Diurnal variation of the tear osmolarity in normal subjects measured by a new microchip system.
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PMID:  22180151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Purpose. To show the diurnal variation of tear osmolarity in normal subjects. Methods. Thirty volunteers were recruited. Tear osmolarity was measured with TearLab osmolarity system at 3-hour regular intervals between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. One-way analysis of variance test was used for statistical analysis. Results. Thirty healthy volunteers (all men) with a mean age of 29.6±4.3 years (range 18-45) were recruited. The difference between measurements at 8:00 am and 11:00 am, 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, and 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm were not statistically significant (one-way analysis of variance test, p>0.05). Conclusions. In normal subjects, tear osmolarity seems to have a stable profile during the daytime.
Banu Açikalin Oncel; Eylem Pinarci; Yonca A Akova
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-6
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Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1724-6016     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
Ophthalmology Department, Baskent University Istanbul Hospital, Istanbul - Turkey.
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