Dry eye exacerbation in patients exposed to desiccating stress under controlled environmental conditions.

@article{LpezMiguel2014DryEE,
  title={Dry eye exacerbation in patients exposed to desiccating stress under controlled environmental conditions.},
  author={Alberto L{\'o}pez-Miguel and Marisa Tes{\'o}n and Vicente Mart{\'i}n-Monta{\~n}{\'e}z and Amalia Enr{\'i}quez-de-Salamanca and Michael Ethan Stern and Margarita Calonge and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2014},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={788-798.e2}
}
PURPOSE To determine if controlled environmental conditions can induce acute exacerbations of signs and symptoms in dry eye and asymptomatic subjects. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS Nineteen patients with dry eye and 20 asymptomatic controls were exposed to controlled low humidity (5% relative humidity, desiccating environment) for 2 hours in our Controlled Environmental Research Laboratory at the University of Valladolid. The patients completed the Single-Item Score Dry… CONTINUE READING