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Association between skin thickness measurements with corneal biomechanical properties and dry eye tests in systemic sclerosis patients

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First Author: Z.Ayhan TURKEY

Co Author(s):    M. Kaya   T. Ozturk   G. Arikan   M. Birlik           

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To analyse the association between skin score with corneal biomechanics and dry eye tests in systemic sclerosis (SSc)


Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine


112 cases (limited SSc (lcSSc), n=50; diffuse SSc (dcSSc), n=32; controls, n=30) were included in the study. Corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) were recorded with Ocular Response Analyzer. Schirmer 1, 2 tests and OSDI score were evaluated. Skin thickness was evaluated using the mRSS


There was correlation between the mRSS and CH (p=0.004, r= -0.402; p <0.001, r=-0.786, respectively) as well as correlation with the CRF (p<0.001, r=0.709; p<0.001, r=0.848, respectively) and OSDI (p<0.001, r=0.74; p<0.001, r=0.89, respectively) score in lcSSc and dcSSc. Also, the Schirmer 1 (p<0.001, r=-0.802) and 2 (p<0.001, r=-0.587) test values showed correlation with the mRSS in dcSSc


Skin score had clinically significant importance for predicting corneal biomechanical properties and dry eye tests in both lcSSc and dcSSc

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