Table 3

Clinical inflammatory features of alkali chemical injury on rabbit's cornea between conventional treated and honey treated group

Conventional Treated Group

n = 5

Honey Treated Group

n = 5

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Mild

Moderate

Severe

P value


Conjunctival hyperemia

12 hours

0

0

5

0

0

5

-

24 hours

0

0

5

0

0

5

-

72 hours

0

1

4

0

0

5

1.000a

5 days

0

4

1

0

2

3

0.524a

7 days

0

4

1

0

4

1

1.000a


Corneal edema

12 hours

0

2

3

0

2

3

1.000a

24 hours

0

2

3

0

0

5

0.444a

72 hours

1

1

3

0

0

5

0.287b

5 days

1

0

4

0

0

5

1.000a

7 days

1

0

4

0

1

4

0.368b


Epithelial defect

12 hours

0

0

5

0

0

5

-

24 hours

0

0

5

0

0

5

-

72 hours

0

0

5

0

2

3

0.444a

5 days

0

1

4

1

1

3

0.565b

7 days

0

4

1

3

2

0

0.097b


aFisher Exact test, p < 0.05 significant

bChi-Square test, p < 0.05 significant

Bashkaran et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:90   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-90

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