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Ocular lubricant use in medically and surgically treated glaucoma: a retrospective longitudinal analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, June 2017
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Title
Ocular lubricant use in medically and surgically treated glaucoma: a retrospective longitudinal analysis
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Clinical Ophthalmology, June 2017
DOI 10.2147/opth.s134570
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Jayant Venkatramani Iyer, Yang Zhao, Fiona Pin Miao Lim, Louis Tong, Tina Tzee Ling Wong

Abstract

Chronic use of intraocular pressure-lowering medications is associated with ocular surface disease (OSD). In this study, we assess the incidence of topical lubricant use as a surrogate marker for underlying OSD, in medically and surgically treated glaucoma patients. Retrospective chart review was performed for newly diagnosed glaucoma patients who were started on topical medications in 2007 and followed up over a 5-year period. Primary outcome measure was the incidence of topical lubricant use in these patients and a subset of these patients who required glaucoma or cataract surgery during follow-up. Charts of 505 newly diagnosed glaucoma patients with no prior history of ocular lubricant use were analyzed. Mean age was 63.9 years (SD 11.1), 42.8% were women. One hundred one (20.0%) patients underwent phacoemulsification surgery, 80 underwent mitomycin C (MMC) augmented phacotrabeculectomy, 16 underwent MMC-augmented trabeculectomy and 3 underwent tube surgery during the course of follow-up as their only type of surgery. Five-year incidence of lubricant use was 59% in all glaucoma subjects; 54.1% of patients were on medical treatment and 74.0% of patients who underwent phacotrabeculectomy or trabeculectomy were started on lubricants, respectively (P=0.0011); 60.4% of glaucoma subjects who underwent phacoemulsification surgery were started on lubricants. Incidence of lubricant use increased from 17.7% preoperatively to 74.0% postoperatively in subjects who required trabeculectomy or phacotrabeculectomy. Incidence of lubricant use was similar in patients on one or multiple glaucoma medications, with the mean onset of lubricant use being 10 months after starting glaucoma medication in both groups. Females were more likely to use artificial tears compared with males (P=0.002). Both medical and surgical management of glaucoma have an adverse effect on the ocular surface. Chronic use of glaucoma medications was associated with a high incidence of ocular lubricant use. MMC-augmented trabeculectomy was associated with an even higher incidence of ocular lubricant use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 4 29%
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 3 21%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 64%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 7%
Engineering 1 7%
Unknown 3 21%

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 02 July 2017.
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#7,530,782
of 12,488,808 outputs
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#655
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#139,157
of 263,132 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#14
of 24 outputs
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