Quantitative evaluation of ocular surface inflammation in patients with different grade of conjunctivochalasis

Eszter Fodor, Stefano Barabino, Elisa Montaldo, Maria Cristina Mingari, Maurizio Rolando

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate and compare HLA-DR expression of conjunctival epithelial cells in different grade of conjunctivochalasis (CCh). Patients and Methods: Thirty patients and seven healthy subjects underwent clinical examination, grading of CCh by lid-parallel conjunctival fold (LIPCOF) test, and impression cytology of the bulbar conjunctiva. HLA-DR expression was analyzed by flow cytometry. Schirmer test, tear break-up time, and vital staining were also performed. Results: Patients who presented with mild and moderate CCh showed a similar expression of HLA-DR to normal subjects. A significant increase (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-669
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Conjunctivochalasis
  • Flow cytometry
  • HLA-DR
  • Impression cytology
  • Inflammation markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Medicine(all)

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