Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated With Ocular Demodicosis by 5% Tea Tree Oil Ointment

@article{Gao2012TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated With Ocular Demodicosis by 5\% Tea Tree Oil Ointment},
  author={Ying-Ying Gao and Duan-lian Xu and Lijuan Huang and Rong Wang and Scheffer C. G. Tseng},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={14-17}
}
Purpose: To determine whether ocular itching associated with ocular demodicosis can be treated by lid massage with 5% tea tree oil ointment (TTOO). Methods: Twenty-four patients with ocular itching and ocular Demodex were treated with chlortetracycline hydrochloride eye ointment lid massage for 4 weeks and then treatment was switched to TTOO for another 4 weeks. They were examined every 2 weeks and their itching was graded as 0 (none), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), or 3 (severe). Changes of itching… 
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