A simple, rapid, reproducible method of quantifying tear lysozyme levels with a dual-channel spectrophotometer was used to compare normal subjects and those with dry-eye syndrome. The method was sensitive (80%) and specific (85%) and had a predictive value of a positive result of 83%. One patient with clinical manifestations of dry-eye syndrome and paradoxically elevated levels of tear lysozyme was found to have underlying sarcoidosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - 1983|
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