Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2003;44(4):931-936.
Published online April 1, 2003.
Analysis of Tear Composition in Chronic Blepharitis.
Won Il Rhim, Ho Sun Lee, Young Soo Yun, Hyun Jung Choi
Department of Ophthalmology, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Pochon CHA University, College of Medicine, Sungnam, Korea. jhnyun@netian.com
만성 안검염 환자의 눈물 성분 분석
임원일 ( Won Il Rhim ) , 이호선 ( Ho Sun Lee ) , 윤영수 ( Young Soo Yun ) , 최현정 ( Hyun Jung Choi )
Abstract
PURPOSE
To analyze the changes of tear composition in chronic blepharitis patients. METHODS: Tear samples were collected from 30 eyes of 29 patients diagnosed as chronic blepharitis by slit-lamp examination, and from 30 eyes of 30 normal volunteers. Chronic blepharitis group was subdivided into untreated group (10 eyes; tear sampling before the initiation of treatment) and treated group (20 eyes; tear sampling after the initiation of treatment). Tear pH, concentration of ions (Na+, K+, Cl-, Ca2+), total protein concentration and tear protein fraction (TPF) were measured. Statistical analysis was done by using Mann-Whitney U test and Kruscal-Wallis test, and p-value
Key Words: Chronic blepharitis;Tear;Tear composition


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