Diagnostic performance of a tear protein panel in early dry eye

Piera Versura, Alberto Bavelloni, Marco Grillini, Michela Fresina, Emilio C. Campos

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Purpose: To evaluate the tear protein pattern in patients with recent subjective symptoms of dry eye (DE) and with poor distinctive DE clinical signs. Methods: One hundred sixty patients suspected of suffering from mild to moderate DE according to the Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS report 2007) severity grade and 45 matched normal volunteers were included in the study. Subjective symptom score (Ocular Surface Disease index score), Schirmer test I, tear film break-up time, cornea and conjunctiva staining (National Eye Institute score); and tear protein analysis were performed. Statistical evaluation of data was performed with Mann-Whitney unpaired and Student t tests, (significance p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1247-1257
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Vision
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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