Journal article

Topical Fluorometholone Versus Diclofenac Sodium in Cases With Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis

Zhiwei Li, Wei Chen, Yong Zhang, Vishal Jhanji, Zhaoshan Fan, Guoying Mu

Eye & Contact Lens Science & Clinical Practice | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of diclofenac sodium (DS) 0.1% and fluorometholone (FL) 0.1% in patients with perennial allergic conjunctivitis. METHODS: Fluorometholone 0.1% or DS 0.1% eye drops were topically administrated 4 times daily for 4 weeks in patients with perennial allergic conjunctivitis. Assessment was conducted with a 4-point rating scale (0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, and 3=severe) for 4 signs and 5 symptoms. RESULTS: Two hundred sixty-one patients were recruited. The demographics and baseline skin prick scores between both groups were comparable. Mean baseline scores in DS and FL group were 6.77 ± 2.24 and 6.34 ± 2.10, respectively. The scores rapidly decreased to 3.28 ± 1.47..

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