Altered tear composition in smokers and patients with graves ophthalmopathy.

@article{Baker2006AlteredTC,
  title={Altered tear composition in smokers and patients with graves ophthalmopathy.},
  author={Glynn R. C. Baker and Mike Morton and Rukshala S Rajapaska and Martyn Bullock and Sevim Gullu and Barbara Mazzi and Marian Elizabeth Ludgate},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={124 10},
  pages={
          1451-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze, compare, and contrast tear composition in healthy nonsmokers, smokers who were otherwise healthy, and patients with Graves disease (GD) accompanied by Graves ophthalmopathy (GO) of varying severity. METHODS Reflex tears were collected using Schirmer strips from 37 healthy nonsmokers, 33 otherwise healthy smokers, 51 patients with GD, and 85 patients with GO. Thyrotropin receptor-stimulating activity and serum thyroid-stimulating antibodies were measured. Pooled tear… CONTINUE READING
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