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August 1977

Swimmer's Goggles for Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, Corneal and External Disease Service, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr Israel is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(8):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450080115014

• Swim goggles with a moist chamber effect have been used successfully in seven patients with severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca unresponsive to the conventional means of therapy including artificial tears, mucolytics, and occlusion of the puncta. The longest follow-up is three years, the shortest six months. There have been no complications, and in all cases the patients have been subjectively and objectively improved.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1405-1406, 1977)