Table 3: Comparison of meibomian gland function and tear film parameters between the symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in the diabetic group.

ParametersSymptomatic patientsAsymptomatic patientsp

The history of diabetes12.69 ± 8.329.73 ± 5.990.305
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl)8.71 ± 4.479.74 ± 5.890.884
OSDI25.41 ± 13.454.01 ± 3.85<0.001
TBUT (s)2.71 ± 0.884.62 ± 2.60<0.001
Fluorescein score1.75 ± 2.241.79 ± 2.700.745
Schirmer (mm)5.12 ± 3.475.30 ± 3.900.932
TMH (mm)0.18 ± 0.100.19 ± 0.100.729
NIBUT-1st (s)6.46 ± 5.347.63 ± 5.830.311
NIBUT-avg (s)8.22 ± 6.379.86 ± 6.610.198
LLT79.40 ± 22.3275.16 ± 20.310.289
Meibography score3.90 ± 1.404.54 ± 1.260.067
Lid margin abnormality score2.50 ± 0.662.44 ± 0.810.892
The number of expressible glands
 Temporal third1.42 ± 1.881.26 ± 1.580.948
 Central third1.00 ± 1.601.56 ± 1.500.153
 Nasal third0.75 ± 1.361.00 ± 1.240.271