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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.8 P.675-678

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.B0675


A clinical study of the efficacy of topical corticosteroids on dry eye


Author(s):  YANG Chong-qing, SUN Wen, GU Yang-shun

Affiliation(s):  Zheyi Eye Center, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China

Corresponding email(s):   yangchongqing18@sina.com, sw790418@163.com.cn

Key Words:  Dry eye, Treatment, Corticosteroids


YANG Chong-qing, SUN Wen, GU Yang-shun. A clinical study of the efficacy of topical corticosteroids on dry eye[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(8): 675-678.

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Abstract: 
Objective: To evaluate the effect of topical corticosteroid for treatment of moderate or severe dry eye. Methods: Sixty eyes of 30 patients with moderate or severe dry eye, who were not sensitive to artificial tears, were treated with 0.1% fluorometholone eye drops. Subjective symptom and objective tests were used to evaluate the efficacy of treatment before and after application of 0.1% fluorometholone eye drops for 1 week and 1 month. Side effects were also evaluated. Results: After 1 week of treatment, subjective symptoms were improved in all dry eye patients; objective tests were improved in all dry eye patients 1 month after treatment, and the difference was significant. Conclusion: Topical corticosteroid drops can rapidly and effectively relieve the symptoms and signs of moderate or severe dry eye.

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