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SOUZA, Carlos Eduardo Borges et al. Clinical, surgical and laboratorial analysis of patients with conjunctivochalasis. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2004, vol.67, n.4, pp.617-620. ISSN 1678-2925.

PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical, surgical and laboratorial findings in patients with conjunctivochalasis. METHODS: Ophthalmologic examinations using 1% rose bengal, Schirmer test and impression cytology were performed in ten patients and after surgery. RESULTS: Sintomatology improved in all patients on surgery. Impression cytology revealed metaplasia in eight patients. CONCLUSION: Surgical treatment may improve signs and symptoms in patients with conjuctivochalasis. Scamous metaplasia was a frequent finding in these patients.

Keywords : Conjunctival diseases [surgery]; Conjunctival disease [therapy]; Conjunctiva [pathology]; Dry eye syndromes [pathology]; Eye [pathology].

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