The Influence of Benign Essential Blepharospasm on Dry Eye Disease and Ocular Inflammation – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To study the influence of blepharospasm on dry eye disease by analyzing the clinical features, tear cytokine and treatment response of patients with dry eye disease accompanied by benign essential blepharospasm.Design: Prospective, case series study.Methods: Forty adults with a diagnosis of benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) and dry eye disease (DED) were consecutively recruited. Forty subjects with dry eye disease only and 40 healthy adults were recruited as eligible controls. A tear specimen was collected from all participants for cytokine analysis. The patients with benign essential blepharospasm were treated with botulinum neurotoxin type A. The main outcome measures were (Read more...)

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