Patient satisfaction following treatment with sodium hyaluronate or diquafosol ophthalmic solution for dry eye with short tear film break-up time

Miki Uchino, Yuichi Uchino, Kazumi Fukagawa, Kazuo Tsubota

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Purpose: To report the outcome of treatment with sodium hyaluronate or diquafosol ophthalmic solution for dry eye. Cases and Method: This study was made on 95 cases who were diagnosed with dry eye at the Ryogoku Eye Clinic, Tokyo. The series comprised 28 males and 67 females. The age ranged from 20 to 89 years. Forty-seven cases were treated with 3% diquafosol and 48 were treated with sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic solution. Patient satisfaction was evaluated after 10 weeks of treatment with 100 points as the full score. Dry eye was divided into 2 groups according to the tear break-up time (BUT). Results: Fourteen of dry eye patients with short BUT gave an average of 77.1 points after treatment with diquafosol. Eleven similar patients gave an average of 62.1 points after treatment with sodium hyaluronate. Conclusion: Higher satisfaction was obtained after treatment with diquafosol than sodium hyaluronate by dry eye patients with short BUT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1411
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume67
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

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  • Ophthalmology

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