Levels of collagen degradation products (telopeptides) in the tear film of patients with keratoconus.

@article{Abalain2000LevelsOC,
  title={Levels of collagen degradation products (telopeptides) in the tear film of patients with keratoconus.},
  author={J. H. Abalain and H Dossou and Joseph Colin and Herv{\'e} Henri Floch},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={474-6}
}
PURPOSE Levels of collagen degradation products (telopeptides) in the tear film of patients with keratoconus were measured to study the release of telopeptides in the tears. METHODS Tear samples were collected from 26 keratoconus patients and 36 age-similar human control subjects. Levels of telopeptides were quantified and compared between the two groups. RESULTS The telopeptide level in tears from keratoconus patients was 2.5-fold higher than in tears from the control group. The… CONTINUE READING