Diquafosol tetrasodium drops more effective than conventional therapy for LASIK-associated dry eye

Treatment of LASIK-associated dry eye syndrome with diquafosol tetrasodium eye drops demonstrated better efficacy than conventional therapy, according to researchers.A prospective study included 30 eyes of 15 patients with dry eye symptoms that persisted for 12 months following LASIK surgery, with no improvement after treatment with artificial tears and sodium hyaluronate. Patients were given 3% disquafosol tetrasodium (DSQ) eye drops six times a day for 12 weeks. The researchers evaluated best corrected visual acuity, tear secretion, tear break-up time, and fluorescein and lissamine green staining scores on the cornea and (Read more...)

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