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      Tear Mucus Crystallization in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

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      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Tear mucus ferning, Cystic fibrosis, Tear film

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          Abstract

          Cystic fibrosis is characterized by an abnormally high electrolyte concentration in exocrine secretions. The authors performed the tear mucus ferning test in 26 eyes of children with cystic fibrosis and compared the results to those in an equal number of age-matched normals. The results suggest that the increased electrolyte concentration could be responsible for the increased hyperviscosity of mucus. The tear mucus ferning test appears to be a suitable diagnostic test for the assessment of cystic fibrosis.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1988
          1988
          31 March 2010
          : 197
          : 4
          : 202-206
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology (Director Prof. M. Zingirian), University of Genoa, Italy
          Article
          309944 Ophthalmologica 1988;197:202–206
          10.1159/000309944
          3231427
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Tear film, Tear mucus ferning, Cystic fibrosis

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