Efficacy and retention rate of two types of silicone punctal plugs in patients with and without Sjögren syndrome.

@article{Sakamoto2004EfficacyAR,
  title={Efficacy and retention rate of two types of silicone punctal plugs in patients with and without Sj{\"o}gren syndrome.},
  author={Akiko Sakamoto and Kazuko Kitagawa and Akiyo Tatami},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={249-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy, retention rates, and complications of two types of silicone lacrimal punctal plugs in patients with or without Sjögren syndrome. METHODS We studied 36 patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) including 17 cases with Sjögren syndrome (SS) and 19 without SS. The fluorescein and rose bengal staining scores and the… CONTINUE READING