Correlation between tear film osmolarity, dry eye disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Schargus2014CorrelationBT,
  title={Correlation between tear film osmolarity, dry eye disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Marc Schargus and Franziska Wolf and H. -P. Tony and Tobias Meyer-ter-Vehn and Gerd Geerling},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1257-61}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of tear film osmolarity as a diagnostic tool for detecting dry eye disease (DED) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The second aim was to determine whether there is a relationship between tear film osmolarity, a commonly used RA score, and diagnostic blood tests for RA. METHODS A group of 74 patients with RA but without any previously established diagnosis of DED at University Hospital Wurzburg was examined. A Modified Dry… CONTINUE READING
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