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Presence or absence of ocular surface inflammation directs clinical and therapeutic management of dry eye

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2016
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Title
Presence or absence of ocular surface inflammation directs clinical and therapeutic management of dry eye
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2016
DOI 10.2147/opth.s121256
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Authors

Robert Sambursky

Abstract

The presence of clinically significant inflammation has been confirmed in the tears of 40%-65% of patients with symptoms of dry eye. Ocular surface inflammation may lead to tear film instability, epithelial cell irregularities, and permeability, resulting in chronic symptomatic pain and fluctuating vision as well as negative surgical outcomes. A retrospective single center medical chart review of 100 patients was conducted. All patients were tested with the InflammaDry test to determine if patients exhibited elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9). InflammaDry-positive patients were started on a combination of cyclosporine 0.05% twice daily, 2,000-4,000 mg oral omega-3 fatty acids, and frequent artificial tear replacement. InflammaDry-negative patients were started on 2,000-4,000 mg of oral omega-3 fatty acids and frequent artificial tear replacement. Each patient was retested at ~90 days. A symptom questionnaire was performed at the initial visit and at 90 days. 60% of the patients with dry eye symptoms tested positive for elevated MMP-9 at the initial visit. 78% of all patients returned for follow-up at ~90 days including 80% (48/60) of the previously InflammaDry-positive patients and 75% (30/40) of the previously InflammaDry-negative patients. A follow-up symptom questionnaire reported at least 75% symptomatic improvement in 65% (31/48) of the originally InflammaDry-positive patients and in 70% (21/30) of the initially InflammaDry-negative patients. Symptomatic improvement of at least 50% was reported in 85% (41/48) of previously InflammaDry-positive patients and 86% (26/30) of previously InflammaDry-negative patients. Following treatment, 54% (26/48) of previously InflammaDry-positive patients converted to a negative InflammaDry result. Identifying which symptomatic dry eye patients have underlying inflammation may predict patient responses to treatment and influence clinical management strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Other 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 January 2017.
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#6,933,270
of 12,488,808 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#495
of 1,597 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#145,765
of 335,421 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#19
of 55 outputs
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