Table 1

Eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) levels (μg/l) in tears of 30 patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis before and after topical treatment with disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) or lodoxamide (range (SD))

DSCG Lodoxamide
Before343.8 (363.3)560.4 (756.7)
(18–1690)(6–2360)
(n=26)(n=24)
After571.3 (777.1)241.4 (376.8)
(6–2387)(6–1590)
(n=26)(n=23)
p ValueNS0.01
  • n=Number of eyes with tears available for ECP determination.

  • Wilcoxon sign rank test.