The effects of chronic smoking on the ocular surface and tear characteristics: a clinical, histological and biochemical study.

@article{Satici2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of chronic smoking on the ocular surface and tear characteristics: a clinical, histological and biochemical study.},
  author={Ahmet Satici and Muharrem Bitiren and Ilyas Ozardali and Huseyin Vural and Adil Kiliç and Mustafa Guzey},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={583-7}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of chronic smoking on the ocular surface and tear characteristics. METHODS The Schirmer I-test, tear film break-up time, rose Bengal staining scores, impression cytology, tear lysozyme concentration, eye irritation symptoms, and eye irritation indices were determined for 44 eyes in 44 healthy, chronic smokers who had smoked six or more cigarettes per day for the previous year. Thirty-seven eyes in 37 healthy, non-smokers were assessed in the same masked… CONTINUE READING
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