Inflammation was Associated with Dry Eye Disease and Obsessi
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between dry eye disease and patients with newly diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

This prospective research included 30 treatment-naive OCD patients and 30 safe controls. All participants were given the Ocular Surface Disease Index, tear breakup time, Schirmer I measure, corneal and conjunctival staining grade (Oxford scale), and neutrophil-to-leucocyte ratio values.

Results:
--The comparison of the patients with OCD and healthy controls showed significantly higher values in Ocular Surface Disease Index (34.8 vs. 20.8), corneal Oxford scoring (0.9 vs. 0.6), and conjunctival Oxford scoring (0.8 vs. 0.5), with consistently lower values in the Schirmer I test (15.7 vs. 18.8) and tear breakup time (9.1 vs. 12.9).

--The mean neutrophil-to-leucocyte ratio values were significantly higher in the OCD group compared with the controls (2.4 ± 0.9 vs. 1.6 ± 0.4, respectively).

Conclusively, this study showed a relation between dry eye disease and patients with newly diagnosed OCD who were not using any psychiatric drug. The findings suggest that inflammation, which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of both diseases, may be responsible for this relationship.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/corneajrnl/Abstract/9000/Association_Between_Dry_Eye_Disease_and_Newly.95777.aspx
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