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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Tear film dysfunctions in psoriatic patients

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Author Details: Prakash Kumar, Virendra P. Singh, Sanjay Singh, Rajendra S. Garbyal, Sanjeev Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 163

Article End Page : 165


Aim: To evaluate the tear film changes in patients with psoriasis.
Materials and Methods: In this case control study, Schirmer’1 test and Tear film break up time were evaluated in 29 psoriasis patients and 12 healthy controls.
Results: McMonnies questionnaire showed no significant difference between patients and control. Total 89.7% patients showed Schirmer’s value of more than 10mm. While 69% patients had tear film break up time value less than 10 seconds, which is statistically significant(p value<0.001).
Discussion: The results of our study and similar results from other studies confirm that the decrease of tear BUT was more significant than Schirmer’s test in psoriatic patients.
Conclusion: Tear film dysfunction is common in psoriasis patients, the decrease of tear film break up time is more significant than Schirmer’s test