The Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Point-of-Care Test in Dry Eye.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Dry eye is a common, multifactorial disease currently diagnosed by a combination of symptoms and signs. However, the subjective symptoms of dry eye poorly correlate to the current gold standard for diagnostic tests, reflecting the need to develop better objective tests for the diagnosis of dry eye. This review considers the role of ocular surface matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in dry eye and the implications of a novel point-of-care test that measures MMP-9 levels, InflammaDry (RPS, Sarasota, FL) on choosing appropriate therapeutic treatments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lanza, NL; Valenzuela, F; Perez, VL; Galor, A

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 189 - 195

PubMed ID

  • 26850527

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5580996

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-5913

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtos.2015.10.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States