International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017


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


Abstract: This study was carried out to compare the efficacy of Retinyl Palmitate with Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of dry eye. Two groups of dry eye diagnosed patients were taken for study- group A 20 patients received 0.05 % Retinyl Palmitate eye drops and Group B 20 patients received Hydroxychloroquine. This study was conducted in Ophthalmology Department, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. Patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria and after verifying the exclusion criteria were enrolled in the study. The main outcome measures were comparison of Schirmer test, Tear film Break up Time Test (TBUT) and OSDI score within and between the groups at each follow up.


Keywords: Hydroxychloroquine, OSDI, Retinyl Palmitate, Schirmer test, Tear film break up time


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017,


Pages: 687 - 690


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