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The effect of topical cyclosporine A on clinical findings and cytological grade of the disease in patients with dry eye.
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PMID:  20847673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical findings and the cytological grade of the disease before and after 6 months of topical cyclosporine A treatment in patients with dry eye.
SETTING: : This single-center prospective study was performed at the Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University School of Medicine, between January 2007 and June 2008.
METHOD: Forty-five patients with dry eye (with 5 mm/5 minutes or less Schirmer test) were included in the study. Patients were treated with cyclosporine A 0.005% ophthalmic emulsion (RESTASIS) twice daily in addition to lubricant eyedrops 5 times a day. Schirmer test values, tear breakup time (BUT), and impression cytology (goblet cell density, nucleus to cytoplasmic ratio, and epithelial cell morphology) were evaluated at baseline and after 6 months.
RESULTS: Before and after 6 months of the treatment with topical cyclosporine A, the median Schirmer test scores were found as 3.00 and 4.00 mm, respectively. The median BUT score at baseline was 4.00 seconds, and after treatment, the median score was 5.00 seconds. There were statistically significant differences in the median Schirmer and BUT values between, before, and after 6 months of treatment (P < 0.05). The mean cytological grade according to Nelson grading system was 1.84 at baseline and 1.51 after treatment with topical cyclosporine A for 6 months. Statistically significant improvement in cytological grades after treatment was observed (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Treatment of patients with dry eye for 6 months with topical cyclosporine A resulted in an increase in Schirmer test results, an increase in BUT scores, and an improvement in cytological grade of the disease.
Esra Sahli; Banu Melek Hoşal; Güler Zilelioğlu; Rukiye Gülbahçe; Hüseyin Ustün
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1536-4798     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1412-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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