Topical Fluorometholone Protects the Ocular Surface of Dry Eye Patients from Desiccating Stress: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

@article{PintoFraga2016TopicalFP,
  title={Topical Fluorometholone Protects the Ocular Surface of Dry Eye Patients from Desiccating Stress: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Pinto-Fraga and Alberto L{\'o}pez-Miguel and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and I Rodrigo Fern{\'a}ndez and Alberto L{\'o}pez-de-la-Rosa and Amalia Enr{\'i}quez-de-Salamanca and Michael Ethan Stern and Margarita Calonge},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2016},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={141-53}
}
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of topical 0.1% fluorometholone in dry eye disease (DED) patients for ameliorating the worsening of the ocular surface when exposed to adverse environments. DESIGN Single-center, double-masked, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Forty-one patients showing moderate to severe DED. METHODS Patients randomly received 1 drop 4 times daily of either topical 0.1% fluorometholone (FML group) or topical polyvinyl alcohol (PA group) for 22… CONTINUE READING
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