Silicone versus collagen plugs for treating dry eye: results of a prospective randomized trial including lacrimal scintigraphy.

@article{AltanYaycioglu2005SiliconeVC,
  title={Silicone versus collagen plugs for treating dry eye: results of a prospective randomized trial including lacrimal scintigraphy.},
  author={Rana Altan-Yaycioglu and Esra Arzu Gençoğlu and Yonca Aydin Akova and Dilek Dursun and Fethi Cengiz and Ahmet Akman},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={88-93}
}
PURPOSE To compare the short-term efficacy of collagen and silicone plugs for treating dry eye using quantitative lacrimal scintigraphy. DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. METHODS In this institutional study, 24 dry eye patients were evaluated in two groups: group I (n = 22 eyes) received collagen plugs and group II (n = 26 eyes) received silicone plugs. Comparisons were made with normal control subjects (n = 22 eyes). Data for the Schirmer I test, tear break-up time, and ocular… CONTINUE READING

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