Ocular surface evaluation in allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients.

@article{Vanathi2014OcularSE,
  title={Ocular surface evaluation in allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients.},
  author={Murugesan Vanathi and Seema Kashyap and Rehan Khan and Tulika Seth and Pravas Ranjan Mishra and Manoranjan Mahapatra and Radhika Tandon},
  journal={European journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={655-66}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate ocular surface of chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) patients in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). METHODS Cross-sectional study of allo-HSCT patients. Data recorded included Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) score, fluorescein tear break-up time (FTBUT), Schirmer I test, ocular surface staining, dry eye severity, and conjunctival impression cytology (CIC). RESULTS Of 40 allo-HSCT patients (mean age 25.7 ± 11.03 years) studied, dry… CONTINUE READING