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There is no overall change in cytokine levels, but some patients started with a lower level of cytokines (normal schirmer) and have increased levels at 3 weeks. Patients with higher cytokine levels at baseline (low Schirmer) may have reduced levels of cytokines at 3 weeks.

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Why is it important?

This is a common treatment in dry eye.

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Paper is published in the journal "The Ocular Surface"

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Effects of punctal occlusion on clinical signs, symptoms, and tear cytokines in patients with dry eye, Acta Ophthalmologica, August 2014, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2014.4454.x.
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