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Table 2 Mean changes in meiboscore after radiation therapy (RT) according to the location of OAML

From: Effects of radiation therapy on the meibomian glands and dry eye in patients with ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

Primary site Pre-RTPost-RT 1 mPost-RT 3 mPost-RT 6 mP value
Conjunctival
(n = 44 eyes)
Upper0.1 ± 0.30.3 ± 0.70.4 ± 0.50.4 ± 0.6< 0.001*
Lower0.2 ± 0.50.4 ± 0.60.4 ± 0.70.4 ± 0.7< 0.001*
Orbital-type
(n = 20 eyes)
Upper0.3 ± 0.51.3 ± 0.91.5 ± 0.81.7 ± 1.0< 0.001*
Lower0.0 ± 0.01.2 ± 1.01.3 ± 1.31.3 ± 1.3< 0.001*
P value* < 0.001*< 0.001*< 0.001*< 0.001* 
  1. OAML: ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma; RT: radiation therapy *Values with statistical significance are indicated with an asterisk (*)