Subclinically dry eyes in urban Delhi: an impact of air pollution?

  title={Subclinically dry eyes in urban Delhi: an impact of air pollution?},
  author={Suresh Kumar Gupta and Viney Gupta and Sujata Joshi and Radhika Tandon},
  journal={Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde},
  volume={216 5},
PURPOSE To study the effects of air pollution on the eyes of persons staying in the metropolis of New Delhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS 400 healthy volunteers from within and outside the metropolis of Delhi were investigated for the presence of tear film abnormalities. All persons underwent slitlamp examination to rule out any ocular surface disorder. The tear break-up time (BUT) was assessed along with a Schirmer test and the tear lysozyme activity and the tear pH were determined. RESULTS Of… CONTINUE READING