Long-term clinical course of dry eye in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease referred for eye examination Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Stable visual acuity, tear production, and lissamine green staining and a statistically insignificant improvement in dry eye symptoms were observed in the 9 participants who completed this 3-year prospective case series of 49 patients with cGVHD. Insofar as these patients represent a minority (18%) of the original cohort, their clinical course may not be generalizable to all patients with cGVHD but may still suggest that this patient population's prognosis could be characterized by stability and excellent vision. Sufficiently powered prospective studies are required to validate these postulates.

publication date

  • February 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181e9b3bf

PubMed ID

  • 20885310

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 143

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 30

number

  • 2