The effect of acute exercise on environmentally induced symptoms of dry eye

Peart, D.J., Walshe, I.H., Sweeney, E.L. ORCID: 0000-0002-6946-2989, James, E., Henderson, T., O'Doherty, A.F. and McDermott, A.M., 2020. The effect of acute exercise on environmentally induced symptoms of dry eye. Physiological Reports, 8 (2): e14262. ISSN 2051-817X

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of acute exercise on environmentally induced symptoms of dry eye. Twelve participants without dry eye disease volunteered to complete three experimental visits in a randomized order; (1) control condition seated for 1 h at a relative humidity (RH) of 40% (CONT), (2) dry condition seated for 1 h at a RH of 20% (DRY), and (3) exercise condition seated for 40 min followed by 20 min of cycling exercise at a RH of 20% (EXER). Tear volume, tear matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP‐9), perception of dry eye symptoms (frequency and severity), core temperature, and ocular surface temperature (OST) were measured at the end of each exposure. The perception of dry eye frequency and MMP‐9 concentration were significantly higher in DRY compared to CONT (P < 0.012), with no differences in EXER compared to CONT. The results suggest that an acute bout of exercise may attenuate symptoms of environmentally induced dry eye, and warrant further research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Physiological Reports
Creators: Peart, D.J., Walshe, I.H., Sweeney, E.L., James, E., Henderson, T., O'Doherty, A.F. and McDermott, A.M.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: January 2020
Volume: 8
Number: 2
ISSN: 2051-817X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.14814/phy2.14262DOI
1371611Other
Rights: © 2020 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Oct 2020 14:45
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2020 14:45
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41129

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