Author(s): Anubhav Baveja1, Nitin Batra2, Ashish Chander3
Dry eye is characterised by eye irritation caused by change in the precorneal tear film instability. In modern society, computer usage is almost universal. Computer usage has been identified as one of the risk factor for developing dry eye. Various treatment options have been studied to relieve the symptoms of dry eye.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A total of 100 computer users were included in this study. Patients were divided into group A and group B. Group A subjects (n=50) were given 0.5% CMC eye drops and Group B (n=50) were given 0.3% HPMC eye drops. Symptoms and signs were assessed at four intervals (2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months and 6 months).
Ocular symptoms were dramatically reduced in Group A (0.5% CMC eye drops) when compared to Group B (0.3% HPMC eye drops).
Both drugs were found to be effective in the treatment of dry eye. However, 0.5% CMC drops was found to be better in lowering the severity of dry eye symptoms.