Tanaka et al developed a score for grading the clinical findings in a patient with allergic conjunctivitis. The authors are from Tokyo Dental College in Chiba.
Examination: slit lamp examination of the upper tarsal conjunctiva
(1) conjunctival injection
(3) height/thickness of the papillae
(4) mucous discharge
height of the papillae
covers < 50% of area
covers 50-90% of area
covers entire area
total score =
= SUM(points for all 4 parameters)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 12
• The higher the score the more severe the allergic reaction.
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Purpose: To evaluate the upper tarsal conjunctiva of a patient with allergic conjunctivitis using the score of Tanaka et al.
Specialty: Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology/Rheumatology
Objective: clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage