Pollution keratoconjunctivitis. A review

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1992 Apr;70(2):269-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1992.tb04136.x.


In 'sick building syndrome' and other questionable environmental conditions, it is important to consider eye troubles. This review deals with several objective methods relevant for pollution keratoconjunctivitis. A hypothesis is put forward: A reduced lipid layer of the tear film causes reduced break-up time, increased vital staining and increased number of cells in the conjunctival fluid.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution, Indoor*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dry Eye Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / diagnosis*
  • Lipids / analysis
  • Tears / chemistry


  • Lipids