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Title: Effect of warm compress therapy from hard-boiled eggs on corneal shape
Authors: Lam, AKC 
Lam, CH
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Cornea, 2007, v. 26, no. 2, p. 163-167
Abstract: PURPOSE: Hard-boiled eggs can be used for warm compresses, but the pressing force may distort the corneal shape. This study investigated the effect of warm compress therapy on the corneal shape by using hard-boiled eggs as the heat source. METHODS: Twenty-five young adult Chinese were recruited, and 1 eye was randomly selected to undergo the following treatment protocols in a random order: hot hard-boiled egg covered with wet cloth gently touching the eyelid; hot hard-boiled egg covered with wet cloth placed close to, but not touching, the eyelid; and cold egg covered with wet cloth gently touching the eyelid. Each treatment protocol lasted for 5 minutes. Eyelid temperature was measured using an infrared thermometer before and every 1 minute during the treatment. Corneal parameters, including SimK, best-fit sphere (BFS), surface asymmetry index (SAI), and surface regularity index (SRI), were measured by a corneal topographer before and after the treatment. RESULTS
Keywords: Eyelid
Hard-boiled egg
Meibomian glands
Warm compresse
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Journal: Cornea 
ISSN: 0277-3740
EISSN: 1536-4798
DOI: 10.1097/01.ico.0000248380.86401.4d
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