J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(9); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(9):1321-1326.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.9.1321    Published online September 15, 2013.
Clinical Usefulness of a Thermal-Massaging System for Treatment of Dry Eye with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
Dai Woo Kim, Young A Kwon, Sang Wroul Song, Byoung Yeop Kim, Jae Lim Chung
Department of Ophthalmology, Kim's Eye Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Myung-Gok Eye Research Institute, Seoul, Korea. jlchung@kimeye.com
마이봄샘 기능이상을 동반한 안구건조증 환자에서 온열마사지치료기기의 임상적 유용성
김대우⋅권영아⋅송상률⋅김병엽⋅정재림
Department of Ophthalmology, Kim’s Eye Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Myung-Gok Eye Research Institute, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To evaluate the clinical usefulness of KCL 990(R) for the treatment of dry eye with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: Patients (n = 54 eyes, 27 subjects) diagnosed with dry eye with MGD were recruited for a prospective, one-month clinical trial. Patients received a twice-a-day 15-minute treatment using the KCL 990(R). Effectiveness parameters included patient symptom scores using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaires, tear osmolarity measured with TearLab(R) (TearLab Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA), classical tear break-up time (TBUT), and objective TBUT value using an Optical Quality Analysis System (OQAS(R), Visiometrics, Castelldefels, Spain). Data are presented for pre-treatment (baseline) and at 1 week and 1 month post-treatment. An objective TBUT value was estimated in each eye when the optical scattering index (OSI) started to increase consistently, and data were obtained at pretreatment (baseline) and at 1 month post-treatment. RESULTS: The symptom scores on OSDI questionnaires, tear osmolarity, and tear break-up time improved significantly from baseline to one week (p < 0.05). This improvement was maintained with no significant regression at 1 month (p < 0.05). The objective TBUT value decreased significantly at 1 month (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: KCL 990(R) contributed to improve not only signs and symptoms of dry eye with MGD, but also the function of the tear film and ocular surface.
Key Words: Dry Eye Syndrome;KCL 990(R);Meibomian Gland Dysfunction;Hot compress


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