International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2021)
Assessment of acne vulgaris and its association with ocular dryness
Author(s): Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Dr. Sharat Kumar, Dr. Eshani and Dr. Sumit Singh Chauhan
Abstract:Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit resulting from several interacting pathophysiologic factors. The present study was conducted to assess Acne vulgaris and its association with ocular dryness.
Materials & Methods: 86 patients with acne vulgaris underwent assessment of Schirmer's test, tear film breakup time (TBUT), tear film height, presence of conjunctival injection, punctate epithelial erosions (PEE), and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Results: Out of 86 patients, males were 56 and females were 30. Common complaints were watering & burning eyes in 42, foreign body sensation in 14, itching in 20, redness in 6 and on off vision blurring in 4 patients. The corneal findings were lustureless in 64, clear cornea in 12 and punctate lesions & lustureless cornea in 10 patients. The difference was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: High prevalence of ocular findings in patients with acne vulgaris.
Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Dr. Sharat Kumar, Dr. Eshani, Dr. Sumit Singh Chauhan. Assessment of acne vulgaris and its association with ocular dryness. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(3):01-06. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i3a.197