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Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021
Article Page : 736-740
Objectives: To study the clinical correlation between pterygium and dry eye and to evaluate the status of tear film in patients with pterygium.
Materials and Methods: 100 eyes with pterygium were compared with 100 control eyes without pterygium. Patients between 20–70 years were included in the study. Detailed history was taken and Schirmer’s test and TBUT were performed on all to evaluate the status of dry eye. Schirmer’s test ?10 mm and TBUT ?10 seconds was considered abnormal.
Results: Maximum number (52) of patients affected with dry eye in both the groups were in the age group 31-40 years which statistically showed age as a significant factor of association for both pterygium and dry eye (P<0> Conclusion: A close relationship exists between ocular irritation symptoms and functional evidence of tear instability. Schirmer’s test and TBUT should routinely be used in the outpatient department to diagnose dry eye in patients with pterygium and these patients should be promptly treated to prevent any sight threatening complications.
Keywords: Dry eye, Pterygium, Schirmer's test, Tear breakup time (TBUT).
How to cite : Kotecha M R, Paranjpe R R, Manade V V, Gotecha S S, A clinical study of correlation between pterygium and dry eye. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021;7(4):736-740
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