Volume : VI, Issue : I, January - 2016

A study of association of dry eye disease in allergic conjunctivitis.

Dr. Anuradha Nath, Dr. Seema Channabasappa, Dr. Mirdehghan M S

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Allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye are major ocular surface disorder affecting millions of people interfere with the quality of life. A typical clinical symptom of allergic conjunctivitis is “itching”, whereas the symptoms of dry eye are “burning sensation”. Aim was to study the association of dry eye disease in clinically diagnosed cases of allergic conjunctival disease. Objectives was to observe an association of dry eye disease in allergic conjunctivitis patients and to correlate severity of allergic conjunctival disease with dry eye. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients who satisfied inclusion and exclusion criteria and gave informed consent were studied. Based on novel scoring system (NSS), the severity of allergic conjunctival disease was graded. Dry eye grading was done based on the dry eye grading severity scheme (DEGSS). Occupation was grouped as indoors or outdoors. Other parameters taken were the ocular surface disease index questionnaire (OSDI). The Statistical analysis was done using Chi square test and Fischer exact test. Results: It was observed that allergic conjunctival disease was significantly associated with dry eye (P=0.004) and severity of allergic conjunctival disease had a significant correlation with dry eye disease (P=0.001). Conclusion: In this study it was observed that dry eye disease was associated with atopic and vernal forms of allergic conjunctivitis. Keywords: Allergic conjunctivitis, dry eye, itching, atopic conjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, dry eye grading severity scheme.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. Anuradha Nath, Dr. Seema Channabasappa, Dr. Mirdehghan M S A Study of Association of Dry Eye Disease in Allergic Conjunctivitis. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.6, Issue : 1 January 2016


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