Volume : 3
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2395-1451
Print ISSN : 2395-1443
Article First Page : 163
Article End Page : 165
Aim: To evaluate the tear film changes in patients with psoriasis.
Materials and Methods: In this case control study, Schirmer’1 test and Tear film break up time were evaluated in 29 psoriasis patients and 12 healthy controls.
Results: McMonnies questionnaire showed no significant difference between patients and control. Total 89.7% patients showed Schirmer’s value of more than 10mm. While 69% patients had tear film break up time value less than 10 seconds, which is statistically significant(p value<0.001).
Discussion: The results of our study and similar results from other studies confirm that the decrease of tear BUT was more significant than Schirmer’s test in psoriatic patients.
Conclusion: Tear film dysfunction is common in psoriasis patients, the decrease of tear film break up time is more significant than Schirmer’s test