Foam at inner eye canthus in office workers, compared with an average Danish population as control group

@article{Franck1989FoamAI,
  title={Foam at inner eye canthus in office workers, compared with an average Danish population as control group},
  author={Carsten Franck and Peder G Skov},
  journal={Acta Ophthalmologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={67}
}
Abstract Foam formation in the eye canthus is well‐known. The presence of foam was observed in 169 office workers in 4 town halls in Copenhagen County compared with 112 control persons from the general population in the same area. The presence of foam depends on age and gender. A significant increase with age was observed in the control population (P=0.0078). In both groups, females had a significantly lower occurrence of foam than males (P=0.0043, P=0.010). This difference was mainly caused by… 
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