Journal of Ophthalmology / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Intense Pulsed Light in the Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Table 1

10 ocular surface symptoms’ evaluation during IPL treatments.

SymptomsMean ± SD
BaselineD15D45D75

Dryness9.5 ± 2.25.9 ± 3.5<0.014.1 ± 3.1<0.014.2 ± 3.01
Foreign body sensation8.0 ± 4.14.8 ± 3.9<0.013.5 ± 3.40.1293.7 ± 3.21
Itching3.8 ± 4.91.8 ± 3.40.031.1 ± 2.60.541.0 ± 2.61
Burning 3.8 ± 4.91.1 ± 2.8<0.010.9 ± 2.511.3 ± 2.80.93
Visual fatigue5.0 ± 5.13.5 ± 4.00.012.8 ± 3.40.242.5 ± 3.41
Blurred vision1.0 ± 3.10.7 ± 2.20.540.3 ± 1.510.2 ± 0.91
Sensitivity to light4.3 ± 5.02.3 ± 3.4<0.011.8 ± 3.10.451.6 ± 2.81
Watering2.5 ± 4.41.1 ± 2.80.020.8 ± 2.410.7 ± 1.91
Secretion disturbance5.8 ± 5.02.8 ± 3.3<0.012.7 ± 3.412.6 ± 3.81
Pain4.3 ± 5.02.8 ± 3.90.041.5 ± 2.70.031.6 ± 3.11

Notes: ; compared to baseline; compared to D15; compared to D45. Statistical analysis was performed with paired -test with the Bonferroni correction.
SD: standard deviation; D: day.