Fluorescein-tar breakup time as an assessment of efficacy of tear replacement therapy in dry eye patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Michael Doughty

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to review outcomes of studies where fluorescein-tear breakup time (fTBUT) measurements had been made before and after treatment with artificial tears. Peer-reviewed articles were identified that reported average values for fTBUT before and after approximately 1 month of treatment of dry eye with aqueous-based artificial tears. 48 data sets were used for calculating the net (percentage) change in fTBUT, with 21 including information of variability (as reported SD of average value) of the fTBUT data suitable for a meta-analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-111
Number of pages11
JournalOcular Surface
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • tear replacement
  • dry eye
  • meta analysis

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