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The Comparison of Measuring Tear Film Break-up Time Using Conventional Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy and Anterior Segment Digital Imaging

Abdullah, Noor Afuza and Ithnin, Mohd. Hafidz and Hilmi, Mohd Radzi (2019) The Comparison of Measuring Tear Film Break-up Time Using Conventional Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy and Anterior Segment Digital Imaging. Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research (JOEHR), 1 (1). E-ISSN 2682-7859

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Abstract

The stability of tear film can be measured by tear film break-up time (TFBUT). To date, the comparison value of TFBUT between slit lamp with stopwatch, which is conventional method and anterior segment digital imaging (ASDI) is under explored. The aim of this study was to compare TFBUT value between the conventional method and the ASDI utilizing iPhone 6s® video recorder. A total of 20 normal and healthy participants with 40 eyes were involved in this study. Right and left eyes from an individual were considered separately. Three measurements of TFBUT were taken from each methods and average were calculated and recorded. Mann Whitney U test was used to analyze the data and it was found that the median of the TFBUT measurement from the conventional method (2.16 seconds) was higher than the median from the ASDI (2.00 seconds). The comparison between two methods was not significant (p > 0.05). In conclusion, this study suggested that both methods could not give different result in the assessment of TFBUT.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7746/77602
Uncontrolled Keywords: TFBUT, Anterior Segment Digital Imaging, Iphone 6s® Video Recorder, Conventional Method.
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
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Radzi Hilmi
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 15:19
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77602

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