Evaluation of tear stability after surgery for conjunctivochalasis

Shuya Hara, Takashi Kojima, Reiko Ishida, Eiki Goto, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Minako Kaido, Jun Shimazaki, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota

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Purpose.: To evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatment for conjunctivochalasis using the Tear Film Stability Analysis System. Methods.: Fifteen eyes of 15 patients (74.5 ± 4.8 years; 14 females and 1 male) who had surgical reconstruction of the tear meniscus for conjunctivochalasis underwent evaluation with a symptom questionnaire, Schirmer I test, fluorescein tear film break-up time (FBUT), and break-up time index (BUI) measurement by Tear Film Stability Analysis System examinations that were performed preoperatively and 3 months after the surgery. Changes of these tear parameters were statistically analyzed using the paired t test. Results.: After the surgery, the mean FBUT and BUI values significantly improved from 5.7 ± 3.2 s and 42.8 ± 18.7, respectively, to 8.4 ± 2.5 s and 60.7 ± 16.5, respectively (FBUT, p = 0.0438; BUI, p = 0.0036). The mean Schirmer test value showed no significant changes before and after surgery (p = 0.9064). Fourteen eyes (93.3%) had improvement of ocular symptoms after surgery. One eye (6.7%) with no improvement of ocular symptoms, FBUT, and BUI after surgery appeared to have aqueous tear deficiency. Conclusions.: Surgical treatment for conjunctivochalasis was associated with improvement of tear stability and clinical dry eye symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1118
Number of pages7
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Volume88
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

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Keywords

  • conjunctivochalasis
  • non-invasive tear break-up time
  • tear film stability

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Medicine(all)

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Evaluation of tear stability after surgery for conjunctivochalasis. / Hara, Shuya; Kojima, Takashi; Ishida, Reiko; Goto, Eiki; Matsumoto, Yukihiro; Kaido, Minako; Shimazaki, Jun; Dogru, Murat; Tsubota, Kazuo.

In: Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 88, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1112-1118.

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Hara, S, Kojima, T, Ishida, R, Goto, E, Matsumoto, Y, Kaido, M, Shimazaki, J, Dogru, M & Tsubota, K 2011, 'Evaluation of tear stability after surgery for conjunctivochalasis', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, no. 9, pp. 1112-1118. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182223573
Hara S, Kojima T, Ishida R, Goto E, Matsumoto Y, Kaido M et al. Evaluation of tear stability after surgery for conjunctivochalasis. Optometry and Vision Science. 2011 Sep;88(9):1112-1118. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182223573
Hara, Shuya ; Kojima, Takashi ; Ishida, Reiko ; Goto, Eiki ; Matsumoto, Yukihiro ; Kaido, Minako ; Shimazaki, Jun ; Dogru, Murat ; Tsubota, Kazuo. / Evaluation of tear stability after surgery for conjunctivochalasis. In: Optometry and Vision Science. 2011 ; Vol. 88, No. 9. pp. 1112-1118.
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