IIUM Repository

Evaluation of tear production using ocular surface imaging

Ithnin, Mohd. Hafidz and Mohd Kamal, Khairidzan and Ariffin, Azrin Esmady (2017) Evaluation of tear production using ocular surface imaging. Journal of Health and Translation Medicine, Special issue 2017. p. 111. ISSN 1823-7339 E-ISSN 2289-392X

[img] PDF (Abstract) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (332kB) | Request a copy


Introduction: Schirmer test is mainly used for measuring tear production. The purpose of this study is to assess the production of tears using ocular surface imaging. Materials and Method: 321 subjects with 642 eyes were involved in this cross-sectional study with convenient sampling. Schirmer test with anaesthesia (STA) and slit lamp videography were conducted. The parameters obtained from slit lamp videography were 30-seconds blinking rate, tear film break-up time (TFBUT), lipid floating time (LFT), and tear meniscus height (TMH). Results: STA was significantly correlated with 30-seconds blinking rate (r = 0.12, p < 0.05), TFBUT (r = 0.25, p < 0.001), and TMH (r = 0.10, p < 0.05). However, the relationship between STA and LFT was not significant (p > 0.05). Conclusion: The parameters of 30-seconds blinking rate, TFBUT and TMH in ocular surface imaging are indirect indication for the assessment of tear production. Keyword: Schirmer test with anaesthesia, Tear film break-up time, Tear meniscus height

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 7611/61015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schirmer test with anaesthesia, Tear film break-up time, Tear meniscus height
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Ophthalmology
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Hafidz Ithnin
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 16:35
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 16:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61015

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year