Dry Eye Syndromes

Publication Title: 
Acta Ophthalmologica

PURPOSE: The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option for treating the condition of dry eye. METHODS: We searched the literature using 14 databases from their inceptions to 3 December 2009, without language restrictions. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture with conventional treatment. Their risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane criteria. RESULTS: Six RCTs met all the inclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Lee, Myeong Soo
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Choi, Tae-Young
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Acta Ophthalmologica

PURPOSE: The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option for treating the condition of dry eye. METHODS: We searched the literature using 14 databases from their inceptions to 3 December 2009, without language restrictions. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture with conventional treatment. Their risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane criteria. RESULTS: Six RCTs met all the inclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Lee, Myeong Soo
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Choi, Tae-Young
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

PURPOSE: sPLA2-IIa is a biomarker for many inflammatory diseases in humans and is found at high levels in human tears. However, its role in ocular surface inflammation remains unclear. An experimentally induced BALB/c mouse dry eye (DE) model was used to elucidate the role of sPLA2-IIa in ocular surface inflammation. METHODS: BALB/c mice were subcutaneously injected with scopolamine and placed in a daytime air-drying device for 5 to 10 days. Control mice received no treatment. DE status was evaluated with tear production with a phenol-red thread method.

Author(s): 
Wei, Yi
Epstein, Seth P.
Fukuoka, Shima
Birmingham, Neil P.
Li, Xiu-Min
Asbell, Penny A.
Publication Title: 
Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry

Utilizing the principal diagnostic criterion of an absent or cloudy Meibomian gland secretion upon repeated expression, patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) were selected to participate in a study of the efficacy of lid scrubs and massage in the treatment of MGD. Twenty-one patients with contact lens intolerance unrelated to lens, care system, or health factors were randomly assigned to treatment of one eye with common clinical therapy for MGD.

Author(s): 
Paugh, J. R.
Knapp, L. L.
Martinson, J. R.
Hom, M. M.
Publication Title: 
Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft

Recent epidemiologic studies quote a prevalence of 5,2% to 63% for dry eye depending on definition. Many risk factors have been identified, among other things the female gender. Dry eye interferes significantly with quality of live. Measurement of the change in temperature and humidity during blinking turned out to be a reliable diagnostic tool. Videokeratoscopy explains well-known visual impairments related to dry eye and, along with lipid film interferometry, provides insight into tear film dynamics. The importance of tear film proteins is underestimated.

Author(s): 
Schirra, F.
Ruprecht, K. W.
Publication Title: 
Vestnik Oftalmologii

110 patients aged from 3 to 42 years old were examined to estimate the efficacy of chronic blepharitis treatment: 50 patients with chronic blepharitis and dry eye syndrome (DES), 28 with DES due to computer vision syndrome and 32 with isolated chronic blepharitis. All patients received eyelid massage. If the secretion was too thick and difficult to evacuate from meibomian glands then duct probing was performed. In addition a complex of hygienic procedures was performed using phytoproducts ("Geltec-Medika", Russia): blepharoshampoo, blepharolotion, blepharogel 1 and 2.

Author(s): 
Prozornaia, L. P.
Brzhevskiĭ, V. V.
Publication Title: 
Head & Face Medicine

BACKGROUND: 'Dry eye' appears to be the main contributor to the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Regular breaks and the use of artificial tears or certain eye drops are some of the options to reduce visual discomfort. A combination of yoga practices have been shown to reduce visual strain in persons with progressive myopia. The present randomized controlled trial was planned to evaluate the effect of a combination of yoga practices on self-rated symptoms of visual discomfort in professional computer users in Bangalore.

Author(s): 
Telles, Shirley
Naveen, K. V.
Dash, Manoj
Deginal, Rajendra
Manjunath, N. K.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: With the understanding of the immune inflammatory response in the pathogenesis of dry eyes, and the limitations of widely used artificial tears and numerous pharmaceuticals and methods to promote tear secretion, clinicians pay more attention to the therapies that can promote tear secretion actively. Acupuncture treatment for dry eye may meet this requirement. OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment on dry eye and the effects on duration, and to examine the mechanisms of acupuncture in treating patients with dye eyes.

Author(s): 
Shi, Jing-lin
Miao, Wan-hong
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal

Dry eye is a common health problem worldwide, causing significant discomfort and inconvenience to sufferers. The conventional treatment of dry eye via topical administration of eye drops is deemed palliative and unsatisfactory to many. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has shown some promise in dry eye treatment; however, the extent of its use and acceptance is uncertain. We evaluated the knowledge, attitude, and practice of institutional TCM practitioners in the treatment of dry eye in Singapore.

Author(s): 
Lan, Wanwen
Lee, Sze Yee
Lee, Man Xin
Tong, Louis
Publication Title: 
Archivos De La Sociedad Española De Oftalmología
Author(s): 
Nepp, Johannes

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