Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Pilot Study: The Efficacy of Virgin Coconut Oil as Ocular Rewetting Agent on Rabbit Eyes

Table 2

Mean (±SD) for control eyes at each time point without drops.

Mean (±SD)0 min30 min60 min2 weeks

NIBUT19.65 ± 1.5319.60 ± 1.4920.63 ± 2.0619.81 ± 1.89
20.82 ± 1.3720.63 ± 1.7520.71 ± 2.4319.28 ± 1.20
21.74 ± 1.9920.33 ± 1.4119.85 ± 1.6420.80 ± 0.92

Corneal staining0.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.29
1.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.000.83 ± 0.29
1.33 ± 0.581.33 ± 0.581.33 ± 0.580.83 ± 0.29

Limbal hyperemia0.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.290.83 ± 0.29
1.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.000.83 ± 0.29
1.33 ± 0.581.33 ± 0.581.33 ± 0.580.83 ± 0.29

Conjunctival hyperemia0.83 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.001.17 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.00
1.00 ± 0.001.33 ± 0.291.33 ± 0.290.50 ± 0.50
1.00 ± 0.001.17 ± 0.291.17 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.00

Palpebral hyperemia0.83 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.001.17 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.00
1.00 ± 0.001.33 ± 0.291.33 ± 0.290.50 ± 0.50
1.00 ± 0.001.17 ± 0.291.17 ± 0.291.00 ± 0.00

Schirmer test1.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.00
1.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.000.83 ± 0.29
1.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.001.00 ± 0.00

pH7.67 ± 0.007.56 ± 0.597.56 ± 0.117.33 ± 0.33
8.66 ± 0.678.44 ± 0.738.89 ± 0.298.00 ± 0.33
7.11 ± 0.297.11 ± 0.787.33 ± 0.517.55 ± 0.22

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