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Effect of thermal pulsation treatment on tear film parameters in dry eye disease patients

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, May 2017
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Title
Effect of thermal pulsation treatment on tear film parameters in dry eye disease patients
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Clinical Ophthalmology, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/opth.s136203
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Michelle Kim, Sandra Stinnett, Preeya Gupta

Abstract

The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of thermal pulsation treatment on tear film parameters, specifically osmolarity and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye disease (DED). A single-center review of 189 eyes that underwent thermal pulsation treatment was performed. Data were collected on pre and posttreatment osmolarity, MMP-9, tear break-up time (TBUT), and ocular surface disease index (OSDI) score. Statistical analyses were performed to detect any significant differences after treatment. Thermal pulsation treatment led to significant improvements in TBUT (mean increase from 4.5 to 8.5 seconds [P<0.001]), OSDI score (mean decrease from 50.5 to 41.6 [P=0.024]), and MMP-9 (50% positive rate pretreatment compared to 26% positive rate post treatment [P<0.0001]). In the subset of patients who had a baseline osmolarity >307 mOsm/L (ie, diagnostic for DED), there was a significant improvement in the mean tear osmolarity from 317.1 to 306.6 mOsms/L after treatment (P=0.002). Treating MGD is an important component of caring for the DED patient. Thermal pulsation treatment can improve MMP-9 levels on the ocular surface of patients with MGD and DED, as well as improve osmolarity in those with abnormal initial values. The present study suggests that meibomian glands play an important role in tear film dynamics and, as such, effective therapy such as thermal pulsation treatment aimed at improving meibomian gland health, can aid the restoration of normal tear film parameters and decrease patient symptoms of DED and MGD.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 24%
Researcher 3 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Mathematics 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 5 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 26 October 2017.
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#2,113,528
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#110
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#63,404
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#7
of 34 outputs
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