International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 126

Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017


Alopecia Areata and Dry Eye

Dr. Yatendra Singh Chahar, Dr. Tirupati Nath, Dr. Yugal Rajput


Abstract: Background There is paucity of studies reporting tear film changes and ocular surface pathologies in AA patients. Aim and Objectives This study aims to evaluate anterior segment changes in alopecia areata patients and compare them with healthy individuals. Materials and methods Total of 34 patients were enrolled for study with a mean age of 24.567.82 years. Schirmers test, Tear film Break Up Time (TBUT), Tear meniscus height and Optical surface disease Index (OSDI) Questionnaire were performed to assess tear film changes. Pachymetry, keratometry and slit examination to detect any corneal involvement was also done. Results Asymptomatic punctate lenticular opacities were found in 12 (35.3 %) cases and 2 (5.8 %) controls. Mean values of schirmer test (in mm) was 18.5910.15 in cases and 22.769.73 in controls with p=0.23 while mean values of TBUT ( in seconds) was 9.595.49 in cases and 17.765.98 in controls with p=0.002. Dry eye was found in 15 (44.11 %) cases and 6 (17.6 %) controls with a p value 0.03, thus statistically significant. Conclusion Alopecia areata strikes hair and Meibomian gland and spares out lacrimal gland.


Keywords: alopecia areata, dry eye, meibomian glands


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,


Pages: 1178 - 1180


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Yatendra Singh Chahar, Dr. Tirupati Nath, Dr. Yugal Rajput, "Alopecia Areata and Dry Eye", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20178920, Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, 1178 - 1180

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address


Similar Articles with Keyword 'dry eye'

Downloads: 101

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Pages: 1692 - 1694

Ocular Involvement in Connective Tissue Disorders in a Tertiary Hospital

Dr. G. Ravibabu M. S., Dr. B. Sailaja M. D., Dr. G. Prasanna Sundari

Share this Article

Downloads: 121

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017

Pages: 687 - 690

A Double-Masked Comparison of Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) versus Hydroxychloroquine in the Treatment of Dry Eye

Dr. Seema Yadav, Dr. Ishwar Singh, Dr. Sachin Walia, Dr. Amanjot Kaur

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'alopecia'

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021

Pages: 615 - 618

A Review on Ayurvedic Niadanatmak Concept of Khalityavyadhi

Dr. Sanjay A. Dhurve

Share this Article

Downloads: 112

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

Pages: 2238 - 2240

Do High BMI and Severe Androgenetic Alopecia go Hand in Hand? ? A Cross-Sectional Study

Dr. Byregowda TS, Dr. Mamatha S. Kusagur, Dr. Sugareddy, Dr. S. B. Murugesh

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'dry'

Downloads: 101

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Pages: 1692 - 1694

Ocular Involvement in Connective Tissue Disorders in a Tertiary Hospital

Dr. G. Ravibabu M. S., Dr. B. Sailaja M. D., Dr. G. Prasanna Sundari

Share this Article

Downloads: 106

Review Papers, Medicine Science, Saudi Arabia, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 3117 - 3118

Role of Computed Tomography of hepatic Hydatid Cysts (HHC)

Dr Ibrahim Abdalla Mohamed elshikh, Dr Omar Hassan Amer, Dr Abdelhamid Albaid, Mansor Moala Al-Harbi

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'eye'

Downloads: 131

Case Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015

Pages: 529 - 532

Euthyroid Ophthalmopathy: A Rare Case Report and a Brief Review of Literature

Dr. Mahendra Wawhal, Dr. Vajed Mogal, Dr. Pratik Patil, Dr. Preetam Ahire, Dr. Sushant Yadav

Share this Article

Downloads: 87

Case Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 1667 - 1668

Kayser Fleischer Ring - An Early Indicator of Wilsons Disease - A Case Study

Mridula V Amarnath

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'glands'

Downloads: 115

Case Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015

Pages: 387 - 388

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia?A Rare Case Report in Siblings

Anagha Kumar

Share this Article

Downloads: 118 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Case Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014

Pages: 1089 - 1090

Necrotizing Sialometaplasia-A Diagnostic Dilemma

Ameya Bihani, Jaini Lodha, Arpit Sharma, Nitish Virmani, Jyoti P Dabholkar

Share this Article
Top