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Table 3 Clinical inflammatory features of alkali chemical injury on rabbit's cornea between conventional treated and honey treated group

From: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Tualang honey in alkali injury on the eyes of rabbits: Experimental animal study

  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
  1. aFisher Exact test, p < 0.05 significant
  2. bChi-Square test, p < 0.05 significant