Table 1

Age, tear function, and corneal sensitivity in the calcium ointment and control group

Calcium ointmentVehicle only
Age (male:female)51.1 (11.4) (1:7)59.8 (10.0) (1:9)
Schirmer test (mm)5.9 (5.4)5.4 (3.3)
Tear clearance9.3+20.2–4.39.8+28.1–3.4
TFI4.7+9.0–2.55.2+7.3–3.6
Cotton thread test (mm)18.6 (6.5)22.9 (6.5)
Corneal sensitivity (mm)5.3 (1.1)5.0 (1.0)