International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

Efficacy of Liquid Artificial Tears versus Gel Artificial Tears to Prevent Dry Eye among Critically Ill Patients in Intensive Care Units - A Randomized Control Trial

Slingringdi Kemprai | M. J. Kumari | Subashini Kaliaperumal

Abstract: This study investigates the relative efficacy of liquid and gel artificial tears in preventing dry eye among critically ill patients in intensive care units ICUs. Conducted as a randomized control trial with 90 ICU patients, the research divided participants into two groups: Group A received gel artificial tears, and Group B received liquid artificial tears. The treatment was administered twice daily for five days, with outcomes measured using Schirmers test. The findings indicated that while there was no significant statistical difference in the efficacy of the two treatments, a notable clinical difference was observed, suggesting potential implications for ICU nursing practices.

Keywords: eye dryness, liquid artificial tears, gel artificial tears, corneal ulcer, intensive care unit

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 1724 - 1730

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